Source: BBC Technology News Date: March 3rd, 2020 Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-51709250/half-life-alyx-hands-on-with-valve-s-virtual-reality-game-changer Discussion Why is it that it might take a game to bring VR mainstream? After watching the video, how might you use VR like this in a business setting?
Posts Categorized: Virtual Reality Training
Using VR to sell homes Source: CNN Date: August 25th, 2016 Link to video: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2016/08/19/virtual-reality-real-estate.cnnmoney/index.html Discussion 1) VR is not new, but it is clearly getting more mainstream. What other applications would benefit from this VR sales approach? 2) Are there any additional privacy or security issues arising from the use of VR to make sales?
The latest technology from Microsoft claims to be one that will transform how you work and play. Source: Microsoft Date: January 22, 2015 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aThCr0PsyuA Discussion 1) As you watch this video, think of how you might use it to do something revolutionary. How does the IT help this happen? 2) You will notice that… Read more »
Discussion: Recently, a video game where the main charachter is armed with a video camera instead of a gun, has been used to help train in-the-field reporters. The object of the video game, Warco, is to avoid shooters and combat while still creating news broadcasts. The game aims to put the user in situations that… Read more »
Description: “There have been a number of partial explorations in this direction, but nothing near a complete system has been created to our knowledge,” Dr. Roger Smith, an Army researcher, told us. Source: David Axe, Wired Date: 8/4/2008 Link: http://blog.wired.com/defense/2008/08/more-mmog.html
Description: Article describing that military personnel deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq have begun using a new hi-tech virtual training package to practise tactics, techniques and procedures. Source: Defense News Date: 8/29/2008 Link: http://www.mod.uk/defenceinternet/defencenews/trainingandadventure/virtualtrainingpreparessoldiersforreallifeoperations.htm Discussion Questions: Are we more secure as a direct result of virtual reality… Read more »
Description: The article explains that traditional gaming technologies can be developed for learning activities that are engaging and fun, they lack the realism of military-specific builds. Just as important, traditional AI for non-player characters can be somewhat lacking for simulation. Source: Joey Seilerm, Engage Digital Date: 12/2/2008 Link: http://www.virtualworldsnews.com/2008/12/forterra-to-integrate-tech-with-army-training-.html Discussion Questions: What are the… Read more »