>>16021Sorry for the necrobump, I didn't feel like making a newthread
The killer feature for vr goggles is giant virtual monitors, nothing more.
Something you can plug into a laptop via USB (version 3 has enough bandwidth for video signals right ?) so that one cable provides power and video. It needs to have good head tracking so that virtual monitors stay still even during head-movements. It needs to retain peripheral vision.
For eye-strain relieve the optics have to be designed that the eyes don't need to focus for close distance. So that the eye focus muscles can remain in a relaxed state. A nice to have feature is simulating the virtual monitor as a light reflective surface like paper.
Basically it's a huge computer monitor that does not use much space or battery-live while being more ergonomic.
If you realize that this is just a display technology it becomes apparent that chasing after a whole integraded virtual world is pointless. People don't care about virtual-worlds unless it's for entertainment like video games. Nobody is using the technology from video games as an interface for productivity software, even-though that's been possible for over 20 years. Interfaces with 1 dimensional command-line terminals and simple 2 dimensional graphical user interfaces appear to be enough. A file-manager that represented the file system like a mine-craft-world where files are blocks and directories are places in the 3d world , would benefit from spacial memory but 3d file-managers never caught on. Eventho they could have been nice https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=bo3G0xJSqJs
(example software from 1999).
Other areas of technology research are advancing e-ink-style screens that can do usable refresh rates with good enough colors. Visual properties are definitely superior to back-illuminated screens, and insanely energy efficient. It's also robust and thin enough to think about haptic feedback. Clicky touchscreens that have similar interactive pleasure as mechanical keyboards could become a thing. That's what people will go for.
The future-vision(tm) from facebook makes sense to corporate control freaks that want to capture all your senses, by strapping a smartphone directly to your face. But the rePost too long. Click here to view the full text.