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WTU Episode #349 - Why Frigging VR is Awesome
« on: March 15, 2016, 07:52:18 PM »
We have just posted up Episode #349 of Weekly Tech Update. In this episode we are discussing Steve Jobs was right (a new 4-inch iPhone), Amazon buys airplanes and we try to think of a reason why frigging VR is awesome. Check out those and lots more tech stories at the links below.

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Re: WTU Episode #349 - Why Frigging VR is Awesome
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2016, 05:53:03 AM »
A slice of my training as a Naval Officer occurred in 'simulators' - functionally early VR systems. How good were some of the simulators? In the navigation trainer in Victoria, when the simulator was shut down, sometimes it took a few minutes for trainees to reorient themselves to where they were and what was going to happen next. It was a powerful experience - especially if you messed up.

I am NOT saying that experience would make me run out and purchase a system for my home or office. What I am saying is that there is a time and a place for VR technology. If using the VR doesn't 'sell' you, then the vendors have not found the right experience, the right combination of VR hardware and experience.