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John Carmack, co-founder of id Software demonstrates his latest VR work at E3 2012.
Video Source: E3 2012
Related:John Carmack talks virtual reality at E3 2012
Topics: VR/Augmented Reality/Computer Graphics
Love to see Carmack do a kickstarter project…. still excited on this Oculus Rift one….but have not seen it start yet…. hope someone here will post a link as soon as they find it… thanks!
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I remember a VR headset developed by NASA in 1995. At that point in time I let it go- the memory thereof. Now, I believe VR will be the onset of experiencing the cosmos of the labyrinths of the minds perception of reality. Sent this to my 10 and 11 year old grandsons to see when they are able.
P.S. The Oculus Rift Kickstart project was delayed 2 weeks (actually good news) because really big name developers are now getting involved. The slated kickstarter launch is now supposed to be slated to be June 29th or 30th.
I’ve always been a VR enthusiast, but have agreed with John Carmack about the state of VR — no one seems to want to care! (yet)
When we can get to the point where you forget you’re wearing a headset and actually can immerse, it’ll start picking up with the public a bit. When we can map any sensation to the simulation, that’s when it blows up.
OK, so John talks about a Kickstarter project to build these glasses…. any links or idea where exactly to buy this product?? please link here if you can find the kickstarter or other links. thanks!!
John Carmack is the man. He seems to understand before everyone where the advances must be done. In my opinion, virtual reality is the next big revolution, as big as the internet, probably bigger. Not lots of people seems to realize that.
When you can be into the game, just imagine all the things that can be done! Vision is so important for us primates… You become the character.
And coupled with a camera and a computer analyzing the images:
-every book of white paper that you hold could display all the books of the worlds! a 20-page books becomes an encyclopedia
-You want to live in the XVIII century, no problem. The world is implemented onto your world.
-You’re fed up with your dark, gloomy urban environment? You see beaches and coconut trees from your window. Or even your little student room becomes a gigantic hall. Even crowdy locations could be erased from people, as if you were all alone etc,,,
I don’t think it will need an enormous technological leap, but good headset (light and responsive) should be the first step. And John Carmack seems to have undestood that.
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