Virtual Reality Today — and where it is headed
| Karthik Arumugam |
I remember sometime in 2014, when I saw Lewis’ video, Unbox Therapy on YouTube, reviewing Google’s cardboard VR experience, I thought this was going to be an interesting phase in digital technology.
Now, I am thinking about Virtual Reality as we know it today and what its future might look like.
There was practically no real advance in the field until 2011. Oculus Rift, developed by an American youngster named Palmer Luckey, was launched in 2012 and offered another VR involvement with a motion-tracked headset guaranteed to deliver deeper immersion.
Oculus VR was acquired by Facebook in March 2014 for USD 3 billion. They have been attempting to turn a profit from Oculus Rift, but the fact is that Oculus was developed for VR in gaming. Given the high cost of VR and related equipment, and other market factors as well, the technology hasn’t quite...
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