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Virtual Reality (Part 1 of 3)

About this blog.

In this blog I will be talking about and giving my thoughts to what VR has to offer in terms of experiencing things some would be afraid to do or things you cannot do in real life. Ready for the adventure? Let’s Fly!

What is Virtual Reality?

Wait… What is VR? Virtual Reality (VR) is a three-dimensional, computer generated environment that a person can explore and interact with. While in the environment the person can manipulate objects or perform a series of actions.  

Flying!

Ever dream of flying like a bird? Well you’re in luck, because now you can with the power of VR! Birdly is developed by Researchers at Zurich University Interaction Design Program, with the intentions of “fulfilling people’s ancient dream of flying”. This tech does not involve a joystick, mouse or a lot of buttons, you simply become the bird by laying down on this bird like machine which you can control by: flapping your arms to fly and moving your hands to change directory. I don’t know about you but that seems physically challenging, though I would try it, I have always wanted to fly… but not as a bird, I would prefer to fly more like superman. 

Afraid of heights? Would you rather stay on the ground? Let’s hit the road, and the rough terrains!

Man on a Bridly

Image Source : http://www.somniacs.co/media.php

Mountain Biking!

Sure for some people this may not sound as scary, but in my mind, going fast, down a rough terrain, where you could potentially lose control of your bike, that’s pretty scary! Good thing there is VR! Where you could eliminate the harm of falling off your bike… maybe? VR can help you experience the best of mountain biking, uphill or downhill. You just need to hop on a stationary bike and wear your VR headset. Sadly this is not something you can take home just yet, you would have to  go to expos or obtaining all the pieces themselves to build yourself one! Want to build one? The three main pieces you need is a stationary bike, VR headset and associated hardware and an extreme mountain biking app. I don’t know about you but that sounds expensive, i’ll pass.

Mountain Biking in VR

Image Source : http://panache.github.io/cyculus/main.html

Want to know more? Stay tuned for another Virtual Reality blog post, where I will take you on an adventure that traverses the barrier of time!

4 thoughts on “Virtual Reality (Part 1 of 3)

  1. I really enjoyed reading the first part of your series blog. I thought the sections were well organized which makes it easier for the reader to follow through. Your writing has really good high energy that matches the excitement of newer technology such as VR. You also engaged with the audience and made it feel like a casual conversation yet still informative and exciting. The images provided are interesting and help the audience visualize what the content is trying to portray. There was a hook at the beginning, as well as the end which is really good for a series blog because the reader will want to wait for the next post.

  2. I really enjoyed reading this blog, I think it was very well written and engaging. The topic of virtual reality is very interesting to me and they way you have written your post kept me engaged the whole time. I like how you had different headings and subheadings it makes it easier if you want to scan the post for a specific topic. The examples you gave of how to use VR were interesting and make me want to try it. I really enjoyed reading this blog and I can’t wait to see what you’re going to write in part 2.

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