Virtual Reality Changes the Face of Architecture
Virtual reality will soon become almost indistinguishable from the real world. Based in Shoreditch, East London, Inition specializes in using new technologies such as virtual reality to create a range of experiences and installation, and noted that virtual reality has finally got to the point where the experience matches people’s expectations.
The studio has been working with the developer version of Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset that was announced on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter in 2012.
The Oculus Rift was sort of the poster child for virtual reality. It is a seven-inch mobile phone-type screen and two lenses. It’s that simple.
The developer version of Oculus Rift has a very low-resolution screen, but with the pixel density of mobile phone screens rapidly increasing, it won’t be long before virtual reality becomes as life-like as the real world.
“We’re going to see this year a headset where it’s starting to get quite difficult to distinguish whether you’re actually wearing a headset or not,” claims the developers of the Oculus. “When we start to get super-high-resolution headsets with the type of display technology that we’re seeing on the market now, it’s going to blur the line between what is reality and what is virtual.”