The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week featured a panel consisting of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) pioneers. Most notable was Oculus VR’s Palmer Luckey the creator of the Oculus Rift. During the panel Luckey discussed the role of VR in Education and how it can bring the same education to people around the world. After this, he predicted that VR headsets will be cheap in the future and become more accessible to educational establishments.
On the CNET panel Luckey discussed that technology over the course of time progressively geting cheaper. Luckey had a lot to say on the subject: “I think virtual reality is going to come down in price eventually. Just look at phones a few years ago.Does anybody remember the dream of the $99 computer?” he proposed to the crowd. “That’s stupid. We have $40 tablets now, it’s a dream that just blew past us because technology gets so cheap so fast”.
“That cutting edge phone 5 years ago, is something I can buy for $50 unsubsidised, off contract right now.” He continued. “VR is going to be the same way. The headsets today that are $500 today are going to be dirt cheap. They’re going to be $50, $30 because they are not required to be that expensive.”
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