stuff new zealand

Talking about VR markets and capabilities, stuff New Zealand:


“You can have Superman powers in the virtual environment, going where you want and accessing information at will,” says Todd Richmond, director of advanced prototype at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, the lab where Oculus Rift goggle founder Palmer Luckey interned.

“VR has been around for decades, but it will stick this time because there’s enough computational power and the price point will just keep going down,” says Richmond, a VR group member with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers who is helping the US Army and Navy design new equipment that can be demoed by human operators in VR before being built. “Gaming and the adult film industry will drive this tech first, and then by 2017 it will be massive.”