23 Dec '15, 4am

Virtual Reality’s Killer App: Taking Over Your Social Life - IEEE Spectrum https://t.co/JRlbsrxc6I

The door to mass-market virtual reality is about to burst open. Engineers have solved most of the hardware challenges, driven down the price to just a few hundred dollars, done extensive testing, and gotten software tools into the hands of creative developers. Store shelves will soon be teeming with head-mounted displays and hand controllers that can paint dazzling virtual worlds. And then the first wave of VR immigrants will colonize them. You might think the first adopters will be gamers, but you’d be wrong. The killer app for virtual reality will more likely be something to enhance ordinary social experiences—conversations with your loved ones, a business meeting, a college class—but carried out with a far richer connection than you could establish by texting or talking or Skyping. Matter of Fact People who sawed down a virtual tree at Stanford’s Virtual Human Interacti...

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