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vadagar1
vadagar1

we should use this to control military grade robots that way we can send robots to conflict zones without risking actual people


that way the enemy will be buthurt cause even if they manage and "kill" one the user just gets the experience and controls another robot, sort of like a cyclon warrior

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

I know this is going to sound like a cheesy marketing line, but the Rift really does seem to be opening things up to a whole new way of interacting with the world, nay the universe!

Ford's use seems a bit lame. They've been designing cars without it for a century. How much of an improvement could it be with it? I can imagine Rift having limited success in helping PTSD. I for one certainly wouldn't want to sit and watch a traumatic event of my life over and over again, but it's harder to escape a memory than it is to simply close your eyes or take off a headset.

Its use as a training tool for amputees is pretty cool and probably the most noble use mentioned in the video. It'd be awesome if that proved to be successful.

NASA's use for Rift, and it's applications as an AR device have awesome potential for your everyday punter, and NASA's use of it to control robots makes me wonder what would happen if the military made use of it. The AR application makes me think of that scene from Minority Report where Anderton is walking past all those people having various VR experiences. Some of them were not all that wholesome.

cinerius
cinerius

A non-gaming use I find fascinating is the "out of body experience" or even the "body swap" experiment: with the proper setup the Rift lets you see from the POV of any person, and by providing the same stimuli to the same parts of your body and the body of the person whose POV you are using, the effect is your brain recognizing that person's body as your own. 

It's thrilling.

Gaze51
Gaze51

Are there any naysayers left who still think Oculus is just a gimmick that will fade into oblivion like motion controls?

cratecruncher
cratecruncher

People that have early versions of the Oculus Rift seem to gush about how great it is and yet Palmer Lucky keeps telling us about reducing latency, need for better display parts, new wireless development, and on and on.  Point being, if it's already mind-blowing fun at this stage what will it be like in 5 years with a big consumer base, savvier developers, and cheap off-shelf parts designed for VR?  This could start a whole new phase for the desktop pc.



gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

It'll be very useful in the field of Architecture or Civil Engineering.Create a fullscale virtual 3D model of a building,then use the OR to survey the building or allow your clients to take a look at it before work on the building has actually started.

Dirty_Window
Dirty_Window

Please GS, don't go down the route of "5 amazing this" and "8 strange that". 

It's insulting.

kalipekona
kalipekona

I've had the chance to use the first dev kit Rift on several occasions and it truly is an amazing experience. It's the future, or at least a big part of it, without a doubt. I'm far far more excited about the final consumer Rift than any of the new consoles. 

krishnaV_
krishnaV_

The way Rift is working, It looks so damn close to Quest World!

Andrendenum1
Andrendenum1

Honestly, I saw some posts and videos a couple years ago about how surgeons ere using Kinect 1.0 to do certain surgeries.  If this makes surgeon's better at removing cancers, tumors, performing brain surgeries or other difficult surgeries, etc. then this is something this would be really beneficial to people.   Medical science is where the future needs to go.  Customizing this technology with the ability to switch what the surgeon is looking at on-the-fly (be-it   xray, vascular, more precision, etc.)  seems like a no-brainer to me.  The ability to adapt it to other technology that exists could mean a new MRI or understanding of medical science.

shreddyz
shreddyz

just want to know if banana stickers will stay on.

snugglebear
snugglebear

How about manually controlling your robot vacuum cleaner!? Think of the fun you'd have freaking out the cat. 

robertleva
robertleva

I could use this thing to make my wife look like Mila Kunis while we are banging?!

twisted_sith
twisted_sith

The last one was by far the most practical and useful. 

Scarshi
Scarshi

I see a world with everyone wearing Oculus Rift contact lenses or implants. We'll all be waving our arms about interfacing with virtual windows, apps and objects that don't actually exist in reality. Everyone will see what you are doing and using because all Rifts will be linked via network.

The catch is, if you take off the contacts or implants, you will be living in a world of people waving their limbs about and staring at - nothing.

Yay!

smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

So what you're telling me is that this will have the same problem with Kinect in terms of gaming? It will have very fancy technology and many potential uses....but not for gaming. Is that it?

It'll probably be a long time before the gaming audience can really sink their teeth into this. Ask the WiiU, the Kinect, the PS Move, or the PS Vita....you can have good hardware, but if you don't have games that use that hardware and use it well, you will still fall short of your expectations.

Tao_and_Zen
Tao_and_Zen

I think the walking on Mars thing is useless cuz it's just like walking in a desert -- nothing to see. But allowing virtual trips to other cities or tourist attractions, for example, would be great. The last one is also very cool. I'd love to be able to replace everybody around me with hot, virtual blondes! ;-)

EnemyPoet
EnemyPoet

Since I got the developers kit there's not been one day where I haven't used it, I just can't bring myself to play games any other way, Oculus is the closest thing to being in the game, it's a lot of fun when you're drunk as well :)

archimy
archimy

Great stuff! I'm convinced is the types of applications like these that will make AR/VR integral to our society. I'm currently working on an application which places the user in a tailor made environments within a MMO scenario with the intent that the environment will mitigate the types of psychological conditions mentioned in this video while promoting creativity and triggering the imagination. I'm currently working to adapt this platform to control a cell containing 5 6 axis robotic arms through virtual reality as yet another way for the physical and virtual to interact. The project is on Kickstarter so please stop by, check it out, and please leave feedback!


Thanks!

arqe
arqe

Non-Gaming Kinect & Oculus = Win.

merrickx
merrickx

I'm going to figure out a way to attach my OR to my ATH-AD900's. So comfortable I will never, ever have to take it off.

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

Those were pretty cool, and that last one in particular seems really amazing.  I wish I had the chance to make something like that.  The funds, the time, the lab, the people, the knowhow...sounds nice right now.

So now we know that the kinect, the oculus rift, and the omni treadmill could work together as I have wanted for some time.  Is there a harptic feedback glove that we could also work in?

wyan_
wyan_

1:36 - guy reacts to robot trying to grab his junk.

kevicus12
kevicus12

Fantastic episode. I thought the virtual car was cool until "wearing a virtual Oculus Rift whilst wearing an Oculus Rift" popped up. I wonder if there's an amount of money I wouldn't be prepared to spend to have the Oculus Rift in my life... ?

sad_dorito
sad_dorito

i want to learn to cook without blowing my kitchen


should i get oculus or get a wife?


i only have money for one

lem10001
lem10001

Augmented reality is within my reach! I just have to wear this brick on my face! Surprisingly tempting...

LJNkickstarter
LJNkickstarter

What a good start for OR. Im pretty sure OR will deliver what most are looking for in the future.

John Dettman Jr.
John Dettman Jr.

Wow beggars even on the net let me know how that works out for you..

Senior_Rosa
Senior_Rosa

For me the last one was the best one. I can't wait to try this piece of tech!!!

Wensea10
Wensea10

This shows that many creations are possible on consoles.

Minders
Minders

@Gaze51 I'm not saying I'm a naysayer, I'm already hyped to buy one. I do however not think that just because something seems good it will do well. 

It's success will depends on how many buy it. That will depends on how much content there is that takes advantage of it.

You mention motion control for example. It's technically a great idea (especially when paired with occulus) but the developers didn't take full advantage of it and instead tried to squeeze stuff in where it wasn't needed. This lead to motion control feeling more like a forced gimmick in many cases. 

cameronrobinson
cameronrobinson moderator

@Dirty_Window Don't worry, i've done 29 episodes of this show and this is the first to start with a number. List content makes sense sometimes though, but I won't make a habit out of it with this show. 


That said the next episode is '4 Reasons Video Games Make You Smarterer". But i promise to take a break from numbers after that :)

Bugermeister
Bugermeister

@Scarshi Yeah, and we thought people looked crazy talking on their bluetooth headsets :P

amdreallyfast
amdreallyfast

@sad_dorito Go for the wife and take care of her.  She won't go out of date or get replaced by new tech.  Maintenance is different, but worth it.  Organic vs non-organic tech...organic wins!

wyan_
wyan_

@sad_doritoThe wife is going to cost you way more and will require additional and increasing payments for the rest of your life. Go for the Rift son... go for the Rift...

wyan_
wyan_

@mrindigo15I know you were being sarcastic, but yeah, watching movies will be really cool with this for at least one reason: The rush of having a gigantic projector screen at a fraction of the cost. Sony's biggest and best projector costs $30,000. The Rift will cost $300 or so. My 65" TV was $5000, so I'd easily pay that for the Rift. The Rift is a steal no matter how you cut it.

Dirty_Window
Dirty_Window

@cameronrobinson I'm glad to hear it. There's only so many numbered lists the internet can cope with. Although perversely, countdowns seem exempt. Go figure. 

Scarshi
Scarshi

@Bugermeister@ScarshiI still look crazy using my bluetooth apparently. Two people at a party thought I was rehearsing something, talking to myself, until I turned around. Holding a phone is normal, talking to the air is not.

Add waving your arms around and heaven help us all.

Dirty_Window
Dirty_Window

@cameronrobinsonAlso, keep up the good work. The UK crew seems somewhat marginalised nowadays.

With rubber face Cocker, Jane and Start/Select all going way of the dodo. 

PS Please tell Jonneh to lose some weight lest I start calling him Tubbs McTubberson.