In Innerscape, I imagined an immersion ‘tank’ as the the technology for the top end of virtual reality gaming, but this suit is miles better. And its technology is perhaps five years away, not 80 plus.
If you don’t want to watch the video, have a look at this article from Gizmag:
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November 18th, 2016 at 1:35 am
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September 28th, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Interesting. I’m really curious to see where VR goes. As you know, VR has been around for over a hundred years in one form or another. Now it is all over the news. I’m just not sure if in five years we will all have a VR headset like we all have smart phones today (of course, not all, but anybody reading this blog probably does). As for the body suit, we will see.
September 28th, 2016 at 4:45 pm
I’m going to go out on a limb and predict that AR will become a domestic product before VR does. I love the idea of being able to step into a whole other world, but then I am a gamer. VR is like a personal reality while AR can be projected into a shared reality without having to wear bulky masks and other haptic gear. My guess is home computing /with/ AR capability will become built-in the same way that gas, electricity, water and phones are now. At least, I hope so. 😀
September 28th, 2016 at 10:24 pm
Interesting take. I really don’t know much about AR. I have recently become fascinated with VR and only know a little about AR or mixed reality. Nonetheless, the future will be interesting.
September 28th, 2016 at 11:07 pm
Honestly, I know next to nothing myself but what little I’ve seen seems like a technology that could easily blend into every day life. As the blindman said, “We shall see.” 😀
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May 9th, 2016 at 11:45 pm
Perhaps in the future, humans will be satisfied with just virtually killing each other. Science is awesome. : )
May 10th, 2016 at 7:49 pm
-grin- Wouldn’t that be a change for the better!
May 9th, 2016 at 10:24 pm
Back in my distant past (early 1990s) I worked for a Virtual Reality Company and recently I did a small job for a new VR company, so I’m not a stranger to the development of the technology. This new “suit” is remarkable and absolutely COOL, but it’s part of the continuum and there have been quite a few attempts to create a VR opportunity that relays tactile experiences. Back in 1993, there was a “sex suit” but that’s another story. (The company I worked for was not involved with it.) I hope they manage this new completely interactive experience, but I’ve been hearing… “in five years” for more than 20 years so don’t hold your breath. The platform is expensive and funding is always a problem. If they were working with a practical focus, i.e. training soldiers and astronauts on one hand, or developing the fine motor skills of surgeons and bomb squads, I’d be more excited, because that would argue in favor of the 5 years. Each one of these suits will be EXPENSIVE, so unless there is a practical application, it’s just cool. Cool is good, cool is fun, but… it may take more years…
May 9th, 2016 at 11:09 pm
Hah! Thank you. 😀 Your inside knowledge actually makes me very happy. I don’t have any real expectation of being able to guess what the future will be like, but being proved wrong so /soon/ was galling.
I feel better now. 😀