- Virtual reality (VR) the Oculus Rift lived up to the hype.
Their technology is still in the early stages. Oculus have not released a date for the consumer version but are selling developer kits to help ensure there is good content for users. So far they have included eyes and ear in the virtual world and are currently working on incorporating your hands and feet. Apparently your hands and legs are the first things we all look for when we put on the headset. I know I did. The last demo was the most amazing you are placed into a slow motion firefight its like something out of the matrix. You would find yourself ducking and weaving through explosions in a battleground including an exploding car which sails above you. You know its not real but you just had to duck. It was well worth the experience and got my adrenalin going for the final day of CES.
Gaming is likely to be the first big VR use but there will be many other uses. It will be amazing to see what will be created for the platform as unlike other digital experience you have a physical response to events. The effects are already real with just the eyes and ear if they can get motion (legs and hands) as well as the inner ear it will be scary how real everything will seem. To get a better idea of the experience you can see IGN's Youtube review below.
- 4K (3D TV without those glasses) will give us a good reason to finally upgrade our TV's
- Drones are cool but regulation will make adoption will be difficult
- 3D printing capability is increasing but its still too expensive for your average household