posted on May, 9 2015 @ 02:03 PM
originally posted by: jonnywhite
a reply to: FriedBabelBroccoli
it depends. VR and augmented reality are two sides of the same coin. The Oculus Rift just does one side. The Hololens cliams to do both, but many are
saying it's not there yet and that the Oculus rift is closer.
It's all a matter of the technology becoming available.
I agree that VR is going to make its way to the consumer first, and likely in a big way. However VR is like a desktop computer whereas the AR is more
like the smartphone in terms of versatility. Also I don't think people will have as much of an issue with the AR in public because people already
walk around with big bug-eyed glasses.
The VR will be more like walking around with a box on your head that can only stream in video from a camera, which will drain power and reduce the
efficiency of the device requiring more battery power. The screens also draw more power which could be diverted to the CPU which gives AR greater
The tech culture values efficiency to an unhealthy level at times, you would not believe how much time I spend writing code to reduce my custom
circuits to min-terms just to shave off 20 nanoseconds from a critical path or use 100 fewer transistors costing ~10 cents a pop.
I will say again that I agree with you that VR is the tech that is here NOW, and it will have its moment.