In the past week, we here at Ebuzz finally got to get hands on (eyes on?) with the Oculus Rift for the very first time, and truth be told, it turned our stomachs. Not because it was bad but it actually took our brains a good while to get used to the sensation of not controlling what we were doing, while actually being in total control of where we were looking. It was odd, it was scary… it was the future!
With that in mind, Australian airline Qantas announced this week that they will be introducing virtual reality as part of their in-flight entertainment, with first class passengers getting access to Samsung’s Gear VR complete with content that has been created by Qantas themselves.
How this will go down with passengers who may already be having a tough time keeping their airplane food down is difficult to tell. Plus the whole idea of VR is to feel fully immersed, swinging your head around the place to get in the full scope of what has been created for you to enjoy. That’s not going to be easy to do when you’re sitting down in a tiny chair in the middle of some turbulence. It will be interesting to see how this one pan’s out.