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  1. Mr. Lucky

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    It looks fantastic, but I'm not so sure how they can make the claim that it won't make people nauseous (because of the 90Hz refresh rate). Heck, my stomach gets queasy just walking down stairs with reading glasses lol!
     

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    All I can say is that it has potential. When I tried the Oculus Rift I didn't get nauseous, but everyone is different!
     
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    I can't say it's for me. I sure would like a go with it however. VR will be all the rage at some point. Mixed with HTC quality, I'm sure it's going to be one heck of an experience. We've come a long ways from this lol.

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    It's extremely exciting technology. And if HTC and Valve can bring the experience to the normal Joe... the games ON!
     
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    I can't say that I'm really into VR - though trying it I might change my mind. My last memory of VR was VirtualBoy! haha
     
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    rofl, I forgot I forgot about that.:D

    I don't think I'll be an early adopter. I see this like 3DTV, too gimmickee for my tastes.
     
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    After playing quite a bit with Cardboard, I'm pretty excited about the future of consumer VR. Though at this point in the game, I'd have a hard time putting down real money for a VR handset (Vive, OR, whatever Samsung's thing is called) when 90% of the experience can be had for less than $20 worth of cardboard and lenses.
     
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    Don't think I would want to do it in public...
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    BTW how much does this thing actually weigh?
     
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    It looks heavy. I haven't seen any specs. I don't think it's run about town gear lol. I would think it's something one would use in the privacy of their home. I recently read a book about our future society basically existing in a virtual world. It was a good read and had some interesting insight to VR. I do think it will take off... it's exciting technology.
    It will have to be "blow your socks off" cool... and affordable.
     
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    The Lawnmower Man, 1992
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    Sci-fi of course, but that headset was a real product at the time.


    All I'm thinking is, they've had over two decades to reduce the size and bulk of these things. :D


    3D immersive video glasses needn't be large and bulky, and can be quite discrete these days.
    http://cmvoli.en.made-in-china.com/...ortable-Video-Glasses-with-1080P-Display.html
    Just add a gyro, accelerometer or whatever else is required to detect position and motion, and that's it I think.

    IMO the HTC Vive might appeal to under 20s possibly, who might not have known the 1990s VR craze the first time round, movies such as The Lawnmower Man and Virtuosity(1995), and "Virtuality" helmets. A main diffrence these days, is that you don't need a $50,000 Silicon Graphics workstation to make it possible. :D
     
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    The virtual reality of these new machines is nothing compared to anything you seen before. There is nothing Google cardboard does that is even one half of what these new HTC and oculus devices can do. Virtualreality is the future and soon these will be in every store and everyone's houses. These aren't fads or gimmicks anymore this is the way technology is moving I myself own a gear VR And compared to even this limited device Google cardboard is nothing more than a nausea inducing piece of paper that you can put your phone in.

    You need the headsets to be this bulky because they hold all the meters and tech they can't just be slim down because they're not only powering the screen that is as good as a modern day cell phone but they're also just plain filled with devices that you can't shrink yet.

    Whoever said card board is ninty percent of the experience has never touched a dk2 lol
     
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    Did anyone else play this back in the day?

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    WOW!

    That picture brings back memories!

    I had one of those a a child!

    I also had several disks! They were Great!

    Thanks for reminding me of that! [emoji4]
     
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    I had one too as a child. Mine was brown but quite similar to the pic. I had a number of disks... the only one I can remember had pics from the movie The Searchers starring John Wayne... with the help of google, the movie was released in 1956.... pretty much dates my usage of the view master lol.
     
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    I also think 3DTV is gimmicky because it doesn't add that much to the experience of watching a movie, but I don't think that being able to walk around inside of a convincing virtual reality can be considered a gimmick. There is nothing else with which to compare it, of which it is a gimmicky upgrade. First Person Shooters are the closest comparison, but VR isn't a gimmicky upgrade to FPS that merely enhances the existing experience (like 3DTV does). It is something else.

    In Rob's brief report on Youtube he said that the headset had very wide viewing angles, allowing objects to be seen in his peripheral vision, whereas a trimmed down headset cannot easily achieve this, I imagine. The headset you linked to only has a viewing angle of 26 degrees.

    Well even though there was a VR craze in the 90s, few people ever got to experience it. I certainly never did. There was a craze for the idea of VR but not the experience. The technology wasn't ready then. A bit like Sinclair's portable mini TV. It didn't take off, but now we all carry the equivalent in our phones. I look forward to this technology becoming mainstream. It sounds awesome! :D
     
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    I have some inside knowledge I am not allowed to share from a company that is in the distribution side for 3D immersive videos. Based on that I see tremendous potential in the industrial market for product design, drafting and engineering but I think the consumer applications will be a gimmick as others have already said.
     
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