Don’t get me wrong, it’s not perfect. But then again, neither were early mobile phones. However, just like early mobiles, ML1 is more about possibilities and a vision for the future, which it has in spades.
I found this video a week or so ago showing how to create 360° spherical photos that can be viewed in the Samsung/Oculus Gear VR. It works nicely, but it is both tedious and error-prone trying to manually capture all the images needed for a full spherical picture. I figured it would be much more convenient if something could automatically move the camera appropriately. Enter the Lego Mindstorms 360° Photobot for Gear VR!
It is starting with games, games are a great fit, and the games are going to be awesome. But it will become huge through immersive sports, immersive music, and most importantly, immersive storytelling.
Why? Because regardless of technology by far the most popular entertainments are ones that people can enjoy passively. Many more people regularly watch sports than play sports. Many more people enjoy music performances than play music. Many more people read books, watch TV, and go to the movies than play video games.