Virtual reality has been “just around the corner” for over a decade (actually, the first head-to-head VR system was created and used in 1968), and while serious progress has been made in recent years, it seems the technology has its potential has not been realized. Not yet.
The Sword of Damocles VR system from 1968. It hangs over your head, hence the name
The reasons behind this are quite complex – on the one hand, the technology is not mature enough to provide a practical solution that also provides a high-resolution, high-bandwidth image stream. On the other hand, the widespread adoption of VR has also been hampered by the lack of developer support, poor implementation in gaming and the huge price of the hardware.
Now this can change pretty quickly like: According to the latest leaks and rumors, Apple’s own interpretation of a VR/AR system is coming to market. According to these little bits of information, we’re talking about a mixed reality headset that uses ultra-high-resolution 4K micro-OLED displays along with eye-tracking capabilities and hand gesture support.
You can give Apple flak for many things, but there’s no denying that the company knows how to market a product (or an idea). We thought about asking you if you would buy something like this, but maybe it’s more interesting to count our chickens first.
So today the question is simple: do you have a VR/AR headset? We’re including some additional options in the poll to cover any resale scenarios, and we also want to see how many people have tried this technology.
I tried and almost threw up the first PSVR headset in a racing game, as well as the first Oculus (which was somehow a more enjoyable experience). And you? Share your stories in the comments below.