Mr. Bain swung round last night around 7:45, bringing yet another cool piece of technology with him. The Samsung Gear VR. With a cost of just $200 NZD i was greatly surprised of the quality. The Gear VR has been out for a couple of months now, however, I had never seen it nor heard of it. I am familiar with the original Oculus and the new HTC Vive. The Gear VR is powered by Oculus.
I was so amazed. I was in my living room with my family a moment before, but now it feels as if I’m in a fancy house. A wall with statues and collectables, a snack bar, indoor water features, it was astounding. I had never experienced virtual reality, and to be completely honest, I never thought I’d get the chance. With the headset on for just a few seconds, giving me time to scope out my surroundings, it had caught me. I didn’t want to leave, it was beautiful.
Later last night, we started downloading games to play, and apps to try. Watching Netflix in bed, with a 60 inch TV, right in front of your face, man did it feel good. Running from creepy clowns, commanding a robot, watching an alien invasion, it was amazing.
The only downside was addiction.
It made life look bland, my dad didn’t want to take it off, I didn’t want to take it off, nor did my sister and brother. My mum was creeped out by the giant monkeys, she was fine.
Yes, it has it’s downsides, and of course positives included. Socializing, traveling, watching movies and shows, playing games, those seem obvious, but what about for medical use? You could run a program that tested reflexes, thinking, it could help you tower over your fears, teach you new skills. Let’s just see where it goes from here