Beam me in, Scotty!
A tectonic shift in the earth's rotation will take place the day that Matterport 3D Showcase + Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus is commercially available. Today, we'll have to settle for simulated demos at the Consumer Electronics Show (How 3D Sensors are Transforming Computing).
While We Get Around Chief Photographer – Dan Smigrod – talks about Matterport 3D Showcase WalkAround virtual tours on an smartphone, tablet or desktop as "crazy-exciting" – imagine a completely immersive, tactical experience like the Holodeck, a simulated reality facility located on starships and starbases.
Imagine making a location-based decision as if you were already on the Holodeck: a get-there-before-you-go-experience.
In 2015, the future arrives in the mashup of Matterport 3D Showcase plus:
- Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus
- Google Cardboard
- Oculus Rift (Matterport conversion to Oculus Rift)
- Other devices not yet announced
- Tech Crunch (17 March 2015) Facebook, Oculus and the Future of Virtual Reality
- TechCrunch (30 January 2015) Rothenberg Ventures' First Virtual Reality Accelerator Emphasizes Health And Education
- The New York Times (29 January 2015) The Virtual Reality Content Race: Signs That Virtual Reality is on the Verge of Taking Off
- The Wall Street Journal (26 January 2015) Oculus to Make Virtual-Reality Movies
- Matterport VR Showcase demo app for Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus + Samsung GALAXY Note 4 (Buy Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition - three sample Matterport 3D Showcases as of 22 January 2015)
- Matterport Blog (20 January 2015) Matterport VR Showcase App Demo Available Now on GearVR
- Help Wanted (10 January 2015) Matterport Unity / Oculus Developer
- Los Angeles Times (10 January 2015) Virtual Reality Isn't Just for Video Games
- TechCrunch (11 January 2015) Gannett's Next Oculus Rift Experiment Takes You on to the Ski Slopes of Vail
- Android Central (3 September 2014) Samsung GearVR First Look