If you haven’t heard Facebook is hosting a FREE Virtual Reality Experience at Union Market through Saturday Nov. 5th. I went this week and it was so worth the 3 mile trek. Here’s what you do:
- Sign in with your name
- Put on goggles/headphone
- BOOM! You aren’t an outsider looking in you are IN the scene.
It’s important to look up, side to side, and behind you once you have your headset on. It’s as if the environment is interacting with you so you don’t want to miss out on all the details. I don’t want to give away too much on where you “go” but I will just say one of the scenes is like being in Jurassic World, very cool. It’s a fun five minutes or so that will have you convinced that this is the future. I could see it being applied to gaming and movies most obviously but what about traveling or going back in time? I’ve started to wonder about what other aspects of life it could enhance. What about education and learning biology through virtual reality? For example being able to go into the body and see how cells form and fight diseases… Magic School Bus anyone?
If you can you should absolutely check it out. *Again it is open 11am-8pm today and tomorrow aka Friday and Saturday aka 11/4 & 11/5.