#Welcome To the Future
So, I can’t just close my eyes, embrace how old I feel, and successfully wish VR away. That’s what it’s looking like. I can’t wish away a lot of things: my overeating, pee boners in the car during traffic, and now apparently virtual reality.
I suppose this is it, folks. The big virtual reality push. In a couple of years, we’re all going to be looking back at this moment. Wondering how anyone really thought it was going to take off. Or, ideally. We’ll be looking back at this moment as the catalyst for the technological progression that ended with me wearing a headset. Covered in teledildonic devices. Using my haptic gloves to stroke a furry with a priapism half a world a way.
I truthfully wouldn’t be surprised by either of these developments. But I’m hoping for the latter.
Phew! I was worried I was going to impulse buy an Oculus Rift. Would have really cheesed off my wife, and probably not been used very much. Well! The price for the rig has been revealed to be $600, which makes it even too rich for my economically irresponsible ass (for the moment).
Are you preordering an Oculus Rift this week? (I ain’t) Do you not have to because you were a Kickstarter backer who pledged for a Rift, and you’re getting the Consumer Edition for free? (I ain’t)
Apple seems to be fancying themselves some augmented reality! I mean, they probably fancy something everything technological. But still. The company has bought Faceshift, which is a group that helped out on Star Wars‘ motion capture. Now it’s just a matter of time before they unleash iReality on the world.
If this isn’t exactly the sort of cyberpunk apocalypse I’m waiting for (with sleek leather garb, a powerglove, and sweet ass shades), then I don’t know what is.
It ain’t going to be cheap getting into the Metaverse, friends. But then again, who suspected it would be? The Rift is coming, it’s launching (soon), and it is pricing itself out of the range of the casual folk. Which is to be expected at first, right?
Do you want your Netflix in 360-degrees? Maybe you can look down at your virtual belly and see virtual crumbs? Well, you’re going to be able (to probably not) do that soon! On Samsung’s Gear VR.
Shit is going onto the internet, yo. All of the television materials will be for you to download through the bandwidth pipes. That is, if you believe the CEO of Netflix. Me? I kind of, I kind of do.
Sony’s virtual reality headset has been rebranded. The name is a controversial one, one barely tethered to the PlayStation brand. It’s called “PlayStation VR.” Ha! Get it? Irony! Whatever.