VR unchained

I’ve been spending a lot of time with the Oculus Quest VR headset. It’s a $400 consumer device that you can order on-line or just pick up at your nearest BestBuy.

Unlike previous VR headsets for consumers, the Quest lets you walk freely around a room while exploring VR worlds. There are no wires so your movement is unconstrained.

To me the difference this makes is as fundamental as the difference between the telephone that used to hang on the wall in your parent’s kitchen and the SmartPhone that’s sitting in your pocket right now. It completely changes the nature of what VR is for.

The Quest is just the first step. We are about to enter an entirely new era of VR technology that will give us an amazing level of freedom to communicate and explore together.

The next few years are going to be lots of fun. I for one am very excited.

2 Responses to “VR unchained”

  1. Adrian says:

    “the SmartPhone that’s sitting in your pocket right now”

    I don’t understand why people assume that everyone carries a “smart” phone, let alone a dumb phone. Cell phones are by far the least reliable consumer devices I’ve ever encountered, and they’ve all but given up on trying to improve coverage.

  2. admin says:

    Actually I find my SmartPhone to be incredibly reliable. I regularly write documents simply by talking into my phone, and it all works just fine.

    Clearly the technology is not working for you. I wonder whether the difference comes down to a difference in effective cellphone network coverage in our respective areas.

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