With their clunky designs and nauseating displays, truly immersive virtual reality devices used to be the stuff of science fiction—think The Matrix or Tron. However, recent technological and design advances by Oculus VR allow for dynamic and enjoyable virtual reality experiences (in the real world). Oculus VR’s founder, Palmer Luckey, details some of the key innovations inside the company’s headset, the Rift, and explains why virtual reality is finally ready for a mass-market debut.
Produced by Christian Baker and Luke Groskin
Music by Audio Network
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Elite: Dangerous by Frontier Developments
World of Diving by Vertigo Games
Lucky’s Tale provided by Playful Corp
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About Luke Groskin@lgroskin
Luke Groskin is Science Friday’s video producer. He’s on a mission to make you love spiders and other odd creatures.
About Christian Baker@cpbake
Christian Baker is an independent filmmaker, producer and director of photography.