Re: Solution in search of a problem
"VR is the archetypical solution in search of a problem."
Yes.. Just like pretty much every technology mentioned here, from home automation to indoor plumbing. Hardly a distinction.
"It was the Next Big Thing twenty five years ago when I was an undergraduate, several years before Luckey was born. It appears not to have moved on significantly since then, modulo cheaper/easier technology."
Two miniature CRTs attached to a heavy headset.. Che.. Um.. actually.. no.
Blocky low poly graphics.. Che.. Oops.. Nope..
Vomit inducing lag between movement and screen update. Oh look.. Reduced or removed by significantly faster updates.
But yes.. Hardly moved on at all. Despite being light weight, and within the reach of individuals, and vastly more advanced.
Just out of curiosity... What exactly were you expecting it to move on TO?
Implanted retinal displays?
Switching glasses that worked as sun or eye glasses until you press a button, and then they go opaque, and you are in 3D land?
Or were you aiming for something really really out there. Like being taken seriously?
Mine's the one with the copy of Neuromancer in the pocket.