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Has VR Hit Buffers, or Just a Bump in the Road

     
11:10 am on Oct 18, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Has VR reached the end of the line, or are there just bumps in the road to be overcome?

I've tried VR on a headset I was given as part of a promotion. To me, it was novel, but not something I could get along with. It was a smartphone-based VR.

I see that the BBC and Google have halted their development of the smartphone-based headsets.

[bbc.co.uk...]
4:53 pm on Oct 20, 2019 (gmt 0)

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VR is simultaneously really cool and greatly constrained, a world apart.

AR (augmented reality) is also cool and far less constrained, rather than being a separate reality it is an overlay on one's every day existence, a data assist.

I've played a tiny bit with AU overlay possibilities to extend existing web site offerings. In my case it's maybe something to toy with in coming years just because. :) Certainly not a critical or urgent concern.

I do note that the OP linked article mentions that while Google has, for time being, given up on VR it is continuing with AR.
4:42 pm on Oct 21, 2019 (gmt 0)

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AR, yes, a whole different aspect.
Quite useful for many people and uses, and the potential is far greater, imho.