Oculus Working on Avatar-Based Social Software for Gear VR

VRFocus - Social virtual reality (VR) will undoubtedly be a huge pull for head-mounted displays such as the Oculus Rift when developers finally figure it out. However it presents a whole new set of challenges beyond what companies such as Oculus VR are dealing with right now. That said, the company's Chief Technology Officer John Carmack revealed that his team has been working on an avatar-based social software for Samsung's Gear VR smartphone-based VR head-mounted display (HMD).

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Clown_Syndr0me1486d ago

Maybe Im being a bit over paranoid here but is anyone else concerned about long term health risks with VR?
I dont mean from occasional use, I mean those people (and there will be some) who game using it all day everyday, year after year. There is no way they could test products for this ammount of use, and I can just imagine it causing stuff like brain tumours. Im no doctor, so I have no idea if thats even possible. But years ago, people didnt even know smoking was bad for you.
Personally I dont think I'll get into VR, it seems too un-social for me when I constantly have family around (although it does sound AMAZING) but I still feel a bit skeptical about the whole idea.

dcj05241486d ago

Don't worry about it. It's as bad as phones or TVs. If you don't get a tumour from watching Bob The Builder then you won't from this. Common misconception

camel_toad1486d ago

Its going to be just ike Demolitian Man. People will no longer have sex and all restaurants will become Taco Bells.

Pandamobile1486d ago

Dude it's just a screen, some sensors and some circuitry. It's not powered by a nuclear battery.

Clown_Syndr0me1486d ago

I know but surely having a screen like an inch away from your eyes for extensive periods is bad for your eyes atleast?
I don't particularly care, I can just see this becoming a thing at some point.

Pandamobile1486d ago

The lenses focus your eyes on the image in such a way that it's not going to stress out your eyes unless you have trouble seeing already.

ArmrdChaos1486d ago (Edited 1486d ago )

It's a valid question. It has nothing to do with power or electromagnetic emissions...


...supposed to be a reply ^^^