talking VR with VOA

Good piece on the state of VR and where we’re going in the short-term.

“I think what you’re going to find is that right now there’s very little compelling content,” said Todd Richmond, director of Advanced Prototypes and Transition at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies.  “We’re really in the Wild Wild West of content creation for virtual environments.”

VR is still in its infancy. Creating content takes expertise and those making it are still learning and experimenting with the hardware and software currently available.

“I think once units start to get into people’s hands because the content’s not there, because the technology is still a little glitchy (problematic), and kind of a pain in the butt to use, you’re going to see a downside and some backlash,” Richmond said. “But then it’s going to come back because the technologies just have the potential to do amazing things.”