>VR could very much end up like a flash in the pan like 3D or dead tech like Kinect currently is but I don't think its all that likely
What did he mean by this?
Literally the only difference between VR and 3D stereo is that your phone is strapped to your face. Defend him.
>Literally the only difference between VR and 3D stereo is that your phone is strapped to your face.
Literally the only difference between color TV and radio is that you can see people moving their lips
I personally hope VR never takes off. I'm blind in one eye so the 3D effect doesn't work for me.
Is it a petty reason? Yes. But I love getting to experience technology. I don't want to get left behind.
>3DTV/3DVision never take off because people can't be assed to wear lightweight, easily removable glasses
>People think people will strap a brick to their head and run a wire to a $1500 computer for VR
Not gonna happen. It will strictly be for HAM radio tier enthusiasts.
Same with having no head tracking/interactivity, and actually having those things. 3D stereo doesn't allow you to actually do any of the things that VR allows you to. Not to mention that every implementation of the tech outside of very recent developments by Oculus and HTC had major problems making them unsuitable for consumer use, such as low refresh rates, low resolution, high latency, narrow field of view, etc. Show me a consumer piece of 3D stereo tech that has gotten ANY of those things right
Jokes on you, I am a HAM enthusiast.
>tfw just buy equipment to listen in on other peoples conversations
>don't want to talk at all since it's all 60+ year old guys talking about what wars they fought in and what antenna they're using
>tfw I'll never fight in a war or have a 20ft J pole
>Watching things on a screen is better than reading things in a book and using your imagination
>Playing video games is better than actually doing the activity/sport for people who dont want to feel like they are actually doing it
>3D tv is like seing something for real except much worse
>VR is like actually participating in an activity in real life.. Except much, much worse.
Not many people are going to have a use for VR worth the price tag. Even if it becomes better. Even if it becomes more affordable... It's just not filling a void.
All good technology fills a void. VR replaces something that exists with something worse.
>Same with having no head tracking/interactivity,
you interact with your mouse and keyboard. You can easily play FPS with 3d stereo this way. On the other hand with VR you constantly have to turn around to watch gimmicky videos and you cant play FPS without teleporting to a spot and staying there.
Anyone who claims this has probably never tried it. Head tracking and low latency are essential for avoiding motion sickness. Anything under 75 fps with the dk2 is borderline unplayable due to discomfort, let alone using something where head movements have no effect on visual input
He's wrong. Current VR techs are a fad, most people don't want to strap things on their faces for hours and pretend to be immersed. The real VR will come when technology reaches SAO-tier immersion, corrent "VR" techs are just wannabes.
Except I'd say that it does fill a void. Most people will never get to fly a plane or spaceship, drive an F1 car, or venture across Tamriel, It fills the void of things we'll never be able to do. Sure it's obviously a mediocre replacement for real life but for most of us it's the closest we'd ever come to experiencing these things IRL and we're willing to pay out the ear for it. Or at least I am. Not that your point isn't good, I just imagine it will pan out differently.
No, they're crucial stepping stones to the technology you are thinking of. The problems - specifically in software - that carmack and crew are solving are the problems that would prevent mindjack worlds from working.
>Except I'd say that it does fill a void. Most people will never get to fly a plane or spaceship, drive an F1 car, or venture across Tamriel, It fills the void of things we'll never be able to do.
You STILL havent done any of these things when you strap some screens on your head, idiot
>Suspension of Disbelief doesn't exist!!!
>You're not watching a movie you're just staring at a light on the wall!!
No I'm not, doofus. All art and entertainment period relies on suspension of disbelief and context absorption.