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dlr5288
dlr5288
5/31/2017 2:02:11 PM
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And it's such a good product too! But I agree the price is definitely something that will detour a bunch of people.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
5/29/2017 7:05:10 PM
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Just reinforcing your point, Joe -- absolutely nobody in the consumer side of  telecommunications wants to admit how much of the last hundred years or so of technical development have been driven/funded by the gigantic market for various kinds of pornography. It is more than big enough to develop and fund VR all by itself, and it will. The question is really just whether any other significant uses will ever develop.

Still, once it's around, it's apt to be used for things; "the street finds its own uses for technology."

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
5/29/2017 6:50:13 PM
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Re: AR in sports
Joe,

Or the blue glow they put around the hockey puck.  Us old guys with slow reaction times finally get to figure out what's going on in a hockey game.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
5/24/2017 7:27:24 PM
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@afwriter - I have to wonder if VR won't be a luxury even with a lower, more reasonable price. Just because people might be deterred from wanting to put a headset on on any kind of regular basis. Personally, when I watch anything, I'm generally doing about three other things, so any kind of headset would just be cumbersome. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
5/24/2017 6:53:23 PM
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@Adi, I think looking at 3D TV Sales and the media to accompany it is all you need to prove your point. My friends have a 3D TV, and the glasses everyone has to wear, but they almost never watch or use it for any 3D viewing. And for 3D all you need is a pair of glasses, not a whole headset. 

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afwriter
afwriter
5/24/2017 12:09:15 AM
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I have to agree, I think that price is still a detourant for many people. Until the price comes down, VR will remain a fun luxury instead of an affordable amenity. 

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afwriter
afwriter
5/24/2017 12:05:29 AM
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Re: AR in sports
@Joe, that is a great point. In that case AR has been around on television for years. The yellow lines are an excellent case to show how AR can make a big difference with even a little change.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/22/2017 8:54:01 PM
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@Michelle: Effectively, VR headsets are probably like TVs, VCRs, DVD players, Blu-Ray, and the like -- all once insanely expensive, then eventually coming down.

I tend to think that, as with most advanced entertainment technologies -- the adult entertainment industry is going to have a huge impact here in both driving adoption and bringing the cost down, turning VR into more of an everyday platform.

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/22/2017 8:52:27 PM
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Re: AR in sports
@Ariella: And let's rememberr that, technically, AR is already used in broadcast television -- particularly in the form of that bright yellow line that indicates the next down in American football.

(Of course, if you want to get *really* technical, might one consider the "on-the-screen" drawings that John Madden would do "AR"?  I mean, that is augmented reality, fundamentally, right?)

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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli
5/22/2017 8:49:57 PM
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@dcawrey: The headsets are just so expensive.  Standard headsets bottom out at, what, $150?  And I've seen them as high as $60k!!!

The disruptor, right now, is Google Cardboard (which goes for about $5), but the use case is pretty limited on those things.  (And I still haven't figured out how to get mine to work.)

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