Virtual Reality Means the Death of Telly Says Oculus Founder

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Virtual Reality Means the Death of Telly Says Oculus Founder
While in some quarters the jury's still out on whether virtual reality will even make it beyond the realms of 'niche hobby', Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey has said it's the death knell for the traditional telly-like display.

He told Maximum PC that TV's aren't likely to exist in "a couple decades". Discussing the resources that go into building, shipping and selling tellies, he said that the model "just won't be feasible."

"Why in the world would you buy a 60-inch TV that, even if it were dirt cheap for that, it's still going to cost a lot to ship it and make it from raw materials," Luckey said.

"A VR headset is going to be much better and much cheaper and you can take it anywhere. Eventually, VR is going to be good enough someday, as good or as close to real life. If you want to simulate sitting in a room watching a TV, you'll be able to do that."

The most obvious objection is that people can sit and watch a TV together. Luckey's thought about that. "It's all a matter of how good VR has to be," he said. "... Eventually, VR is going to be good enough someday, as good or as close to real life. If you want to simulate sitting in a room watching a TV, you'll be able to do that."

You can see the full interview in the videos below.





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DrkStr 15 Apr 2014 13:32
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Err, because 5 or 10 people can watch a TV at once?
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