Sunday, April 24, 2016

Bored? Need VR?

Are you bored with your life, like I am sometimes?  Do you need a vacation, but your pockets are empty, like mine?

Two words  -- Virtual Reality.

Virtual reality is (according to MerriamWebster.com):

an artificial world that consists of images and sounds created by a computer and that is affected by the actions of a person who is experiencing it

It's like experiencing a new world without having to leave your chair, feeling like you're in that location.

My son told me that this is a huge up-and-coming field.  Why?  Because of Google's new virtual reality products.  The main one I found are Google Goggles.

From what I see, these products will move around an area by tracking eye movements.  It's an amazing idea.

Here are some free products on Google Play to be installed on phones and/or ereaders (some work,some don't).  You'll need to get Google Cardboard or something compatible to make the rest work correctly.  Otherwise, you'll just have a split screen of the images, kind of like those 3-D glasses (for depth perception).  It also requires something called Gyroscope, so using it on my Nook won't work.

Google Cardboard

Some places to visit:
Village for Google Cardboard
Fish Schooling
Tuscany Drive
Cardboard VR 3D Environment

Very cool stuff!  Check it out!  It's like having a View-master that actually makes you feel like you're there.  Cheaper and safer than a vacation.  LOL!

Have a great week!
SweetTale Books

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