Why Now is the Most Important Time for Virtual Reality

Why Now is the Most Important Time for Virtual Reality

“Do it right the first time,” is one of those maxims that almost everyone agrees with in theory. It saves time, improves results, and keeps us from having to go back and redo work we’ve already done. Unfortunately, the pace of technological change makes it difficult in practice. Inferior legacy systems have become ingrained in our daily lives. Everything from the word processor I’m using to write this piece to the QWERTY keyboard I’m typing on is the result of some person, somewhere saying it was “good enough.” And often these solutions were good or even excellent for the time they were created. The issue is that once a system becomes rooted in society, it becomes incredibly difficult to move to a better system, even if the reasons for the initial adoption are no longer valid. This is called “Path Dependence” and it’s the reason why we have to think long and hard about the systems and standards we build around new technology. With virtual reality about to take the mainstream by storm, we have the chance to establish the right kind of systems, because one way or another we’re going to have to live with them for a long time. The Path of Least Resistance Path dependence in its most basic form is the idea that the set of decisions available to any actor are extremely limited by the decisions that previous actors have made in the past. Take, for example, what you ate for breakfast this morning. Yes, technically, you could have eaten anything if you hopped in your car, drove out to get the ingredients, prepared...
ImmersiON-VRelia SDK Alpha 1.031a version Released

ImmersiON-VRelia SDK Alpha 1.031a version Released

We are so proud to announce the alpha realease of ImmersiON­VRelia SDK and The Alterspace. ImmersiON­VRelia SDK is an advanced Unity 3D plugin that will let you easily port your applications, games and environments to fully functional VR Android apps. The Alterspace is a new cloud based Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality environment. There you will find content, videos, photographs, documents, designs, games, apps, social media, metadata, geo­located and tagged objects converge for Education, Medical, Entertainment, Training, Gaming and social applications. Welcome to the...