The term virtual reality is not new. As early as 1987, it was already introduced by Jaron Lanier. He created VPL, a company that creates and sell virtual reality goggles and gloves. However, the technology back then is not well-recognized by the people and its applications are limited. As time passed by, technology has even become more developed. 2016 is the whole new era in virtual reality. Today, computer and machine enthusiasts can create a mind-blowing immersive experience that will take gaming and entertainment into the next level. Not to mention, the virtual reality technology along with its sisters augmented reality and artificial intelligence become even more affordable enough to be accepted by the general public.
Today, there are many virtual reality headsets available in the market. One of the preferred choices for virtual reality enthusiasts is Oculus Rift. It was released in March 2016. It is the leader in the high-end virtual reality headset segment. It is packed with top-notch features, which makes it a popular choice for serious virtual reality enthusiasts. For a great virtual reality experience using Oculus Rift, you would need a powerful gaming computer. Computers that do not meet the recommended gaming specs can still run some virtual reality games, but you will be able to get the most of what virtual reality has to offer if your computer specs are top-notch. Its price is higher compared to the rest but you will get your money’s worth. What Oculus Rift gives you is a high-end performance and immeasurable experience. Oculus, the company behind Oculus Rift was bought by Facebook two years later for $2 billion both in cash and stocks.
One of the people who are responsible for the creation of Oculus Rift is Dov Katz. He was a senior engineer for computer vision at Oculus. He was promoted as the head of computer vision until such time that the company was acquired by Facebook. Dov Katz is a virtual reality enthusiast. He was the one who created the original position tracking system. Together with his team, they created one of the best virtual reality headsets to date. Today, Dov Katz continue to do research and patents. Everything that he does has something to do with computer vision and machine learning. He envisions the world to be a place where humans and computer interaction and the former makes the life of the latter easy and entertaining in every possible way.