COMMENT: 3D, VR Is A Dead Consumer Technology
Like 3D TV’s Virtual Reality (VR) is going nowhere.
Consumers are not interested, and Companies like Sony, Facebook and HTC are struggling to get traction with a technology that gives you a headache.
Billions of dollars have been invested in VR and even in the gaming world you don’t hear people talking about their “great experience” with VR gaming.
Does anyone really want to sit looking like a dork for two hours watching a VR movie, that is if you can put up with wearing a headset that starts to disorientate the human senses as soon as it is active.
Samsung had a big crack at VR and even they appear to have given VR away.
VR has been promoted as a way to make gaming more immersive but in the real-world virtual reality has proved about as enticing to consumers as 3D television.
Perhaps like 3D printing it is destined to find a profitable niche in the workplace rather than at home.