Why Virtual Reality Is Happening Now
Since the Oculus Rift first made waves with its successful Kickstarter, theres been a consistent line of criticism based in the notion, why would it work this time?Its a fair question you can go back decades and see myriad failed attempts to build virtual reality gear for the masses. Many very smart people have attempted to do this! People didnt want a Virtual Boy in 1995, why would they buy a Rift in 2015?That perspective misses one of the most important (and, almost always, obvious in hindsight) factors in tech: the actual technology that makes up a product.
A very interesting article over at TechCrunch that discusses the current state of development in all things VR. Well worth a read.