Older baby-boomers: Go to Amazon and buy "virtual reality" goggles for a new look at the world
September 05, 2016
If you knock on my front door during this warm weather, there's a good chance you'll see me with these virtual reality goggles. It has nothing to do with the myriad eye problems I've had over the past few years. These goggles allow me to view hundreds of videos taken with cameras that give you a 360 degree view of whatever you're looking at.
I just got back from a virtual helicopter trip over downtown Las Vegas. It was amazing. It was as if I was actually taking the ride. I could see everything and look anywhere in any direction, including up and down. I could even feel the bumps in the ride. I'm ready to go again.
The device allows me to adjust it to my tricky vision and to see everything with a natural sharpness. The New York Times has a collection of 360 degree videos. At least two will be watched before the day is over.
I'd recommend this to just about anybody. I can't wait to show it to my six-year-old grandson and to my wife, a retired third grade teacher.
Are you familiar with Virtual Reality (VR) goggles? Have you ever used them and what have you watched?