Getting real

A Virtual Reality Application That Will Go Mainstream First — Likely Very Soon

Virtual reality (VR) was everywhere at last week’s South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas. I tried several different VR systems, and they rarely resembled “reality.” Most put you inside a cartoon-like game world. Fun, but not The Matrix. NASA’s VR demo took visitors to Mars, standing next to the Curiosity Rover. That was cool too, but still nothing like the reality we normally inhabit. One VR experience that I discovered by accident was very different, though. You could even call it mind-blowing… almost literally. ….[READ]