posted on Dec, 25 2013 @ 03:53 AM
I just wanted to look for some ATS´ers to discuss my favourite new gadget of them all.
I am talking about the first actually working VR headset, the oculus rift. For those of you who haven´t heard of it so far here is a quick recap.
The founder wanted a matrix like experience. Meaning a headset that fully immerses you in the environment. So far VR headsets were more like a
bigscreen TV floating in space, but they never managed to create the illusion of actually being IN the scene.
Well, he didn´t find any product that suited his needs, so he started a kickstarter campaign to develop his own.
This "little" project has snowballed intensively since then and has become very well funded.
There is already a "development kit" for sale, so that software can be developed for the launch of the consumer version.
Needless to say that I have bought the Dev Kit (it´s around 300 $) and although the resolution still is holding it back a little, the effect of
acutally BEING in these worlds is already there and very convincing.
Believe me, I have tried that thing every night for the past weeks. It will be a game changer!
So I am looking for like minded VR freaks like me, who followed that dream since the early 90ies when the first VR dreams were born.
So, what do you guys think? Just another gadget that soon will be forgotten? Or the next big step towards the holodeck?
What applications outside and inside of the entertainment industry are possible?
I for one am thoroughly excited by this product, especially because it´s not theory. It´s already working!