SYSTEMS:Google has taken a different approach when it comes to virtual reality. And why not, such is the way other approaches have been made to the nascent technology. There is no definitive "standard" as such to the various platforms being created, leaving those playing in the space an opportunity to push forward their ideas and hope something sticks. Read more on Wired.
The rise of Google Cardboard shows the unusual way Google operates when it comes to virtual reality.
In Paris, David Coz and Damian Henry worked for the Google Cultural Institute, a way for museums and other institutions to put their art online.
Their cardboard goggles, meanwhile, were a "20% project,” where Google employees dedicate one day a week (that is, 20% of their time) to some new idea.
The project began after they stumbled onto a little-seen YouTube video shot from a flying drone. It was a stereoscopic video meant for a 3D headset they didn’t have, and at some point, they realized they could view such videos if they wrapped a makeshift headset around a phone.
So what happened next?
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