“Join the revolution, help change gaming forever.” -Palmer Luckey, Founder of Oculus Rift.
First question, what the heck is Oculus Rift?!?
Oculus Rift is a new virtual reality company pushing the boundaries of what is capable with 3D and virtual reality. It’s a head mounted display that provides a large field of view. 110 degrees of view to be exact. This means that when playing a video game you no longer look at a screen but are encapsulated by the game. This has the potential to change the way we administer virtual reality training in flight simulators for pilots, situation simulators for the army, medical procedures for doctors, and training simulators for many service based industries.
The possibilities are endless.
Industries that Oculus will be creating a Rift in:
- Healthcare: doctors can perform surgery virtually to practice and to do surgery in remote areas where doctors can’t traditionally get to.
- Gaming: this is the obvious one. Imagine Mario Cart in a virtual reality simulator!?
- Agriculture: teach kids how to plant seeds, tend to the garden, take care of plants and learn everything there’s is to know about agriculture in a virtual world.
- Aviation: it’s now cost effective to help future pilots learn to fly and re-educate current pilots on new features of new airliners. (Those that know Kevin know that he will be first in line at the Regina Flying Club!)
- Geography: what if you could explore remote locations of our planet from the comfort of your home?
- The workplace: how about having a board meeting with everyone in attendance? You could be in your lounge pants on your couch at home participating in the biggest meeting of the year, while still caring for your sick kid.
- Education: instead of going on a field trip every day (because wouldn’t that be awesome?) you can now have the class join you to discover Iceland while physically never leaving the classroom.
The possibilities are endless. What industry do YOU think Oculus Rift is going to change? How could Oculus Rift change the way you do things in your company?