When will virtual reality become mainstream?


How tech giants from Facebook Inc to Samsung Electronics Co are trying to win the virtual reality game

From visiting a beach in Hawaii while never leaving New York, test driving a luxury car before it’s on the road or battling dragons in an alternate world, virtual reality can now create immersive experiences which were once lofty promises. And spurned by innovations that have made it easier to offer virtual reality to consumers, companies such as Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. are all clamouring to make their own mark in this space. The flurry of activity in this space has been driven by technological advances, such as cheaper and smaller motion sensors and the ubiquitous and powerful smartphone, which can be dropped into a headset to easily become a virtual-reality screen, says James McQuivey, a media analyst with Forrester Research. ….[READ]


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