VR social network vTime hits Google Cardboard (Tomorrow Daily 330)
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Sony is generating a lot of buzz at South by Southwest in Austin right now after unveiling some of its Futurelab.
The future lab RND division was announced earlier this month and now we're starting to see glimpses of projects from the high tech sink tank.
One project nicknamed Anne is described as hands free UI that can deliver audio information like music and other sounds through a device worn around the neck.
Another prototype interactive tabletop is a projector that transforms a surface into a
Fully interactive experience.
There aren't plans to bring these specific projects to a retail market.
But there's a high likelihood we'll see these types of technology integrated into future Sony products.
Start warning your friends and family that you're scared is going to get addicted to VR.
There's a social network in virtual reality.
vTime launched its alpha build last November for headsets like Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR.
But now it's officially available for the cheapest VR headset around.
Google card board.
You'll be able to make a virtual avatar and chat in random location with up to three of your virtual friend.
VTIME has over 10,000 users already and will expanded service to every VR platforms including PlayStation VR.
By the end of this year.
All I'm saying is maybe read Snow Crash before you get really into this idea, just a suggestion.
Okay, so since Jeff isn't here, I get to pick which story we talk about on Thursday, so I'm gonna go with virtual reality social networks because this seems like a really dangerous, but also exciting idea and It might not be quite as amazing as we make it out to be in our heads when we first think about it.
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