Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Waitening

"Waitening"--definitely not a word.

The Oculus Rift is supposed to ship on March 28 (I was in the first batch of pre-orders). And I've been waiting for this for decades, so the anticipation level is very high.

If you're in the same boat, The Rift Arcade is a decent news source.

I'm still assuming that the first-gen commercial hardware is not going to be powerful enough to make everyone happy. Tech like this is a process, though, and just getting the tech to a commercial release point is a huge milestone.

I do think there is going to be huge demand for using virtual reality as travel simulators, allowing people to experience a destination before they slap down their cash for a trip. Museums, too.

Plus, an entirely new category of software for people who can't afford or don't have the time to go somewhere: VR Vacation. Experience everything without leaving your study.

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