Everyone has heard the term “virtual reality” (VR for short) but forget everything you think you know and get ready for a genuine media revolution. Virtual reality is headed your way and it’s going to be an impressively important technology.
Joakim Edlund, the CTO and co-founder of Moggles, a user friendly, pocket-sized virtual reality system, says that the transformative power of VR is akin to the monumental leap that media took when it went from still images to film. Imagine, he says, BEING an actual character in a movie (and being able to look around you in any direction) instead of just being an observer. This is a reality that may be very real very soon as Hollywood companies are already experimenting with 360 degree panoramic movies.
So when will the VR revolution be fully upon us? “When 360 videos are easy to create and old action cameras are substituted with 360 cameras, VR headsets will sell in huge amounts,” says Edlund.
HTC, together with Valve, has built what appears to be one of the best and coolest VR systems (or perhaps the best and coolest)—called Vive—that will be available by the end of 2015 (in time for the holidays according to the website). In order to prepare myself, and the DailyTekk audience, for the future of VR that is lurking right around ...