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#1 8 months ago

The VR fad seems like a relatively new thing, but it's interesting to see how this fad was tried once before in the 90's, and while the headset and motion tracking technology already existed, computer graphics and processing power were the problem...

 


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#2 8 months ago

The idea seems to have popped up every couple of years. Only now the quality seems to be getting to a point where it is good enough. Although some research suggests that the motion sickness problem is still there and that there may be adverse effects to long exposure to VR headsets.




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#3 8 months ago
Posted by MrFancypants

The idea seems to have popped up every couple of years. Only now the quality seems to be getting to a point where it is good enough. Although some research suggests that the motion sickness problem is still there and that there may be adverse effects to long exposure to VR headsets.

In all likelihood, these are issues that will keep VR from becoming a mainstream entity in my opinion. You could potentially resolve them by requiring certain supplements to be taken if you want to use VR for an extended period, but that's only viable in a professional environment, not for an entertainment platform.


There may be ways around it, but it may inevitable result in a reduction in image quality. Darkening the image, for instance, may alleviate some of the long term problems and maybe even the motion sickness.


Our brains simply aren't wired for virtual reality. I think it may have better applications in work environments, honestly. Projection might be a better use