While this video has already circulated the web a few times, we stumbled upon an interview done by John Gaeta in 2011 which (LIKELY) sheds a lot more light on ILMxLab and where this is ultimately headed. What's more impressive is that most of his predictions were spot on!
This is arguably one of the best Kickstarter videos we have seen in some time. Not just because the technology is cool (we will elaborate more on that shortly), but because they focused on the emotional response; the experiential benefit of virtual reality and haptics control. When the man at the desk takes off his HMD to nostalgically reflect on a childhood memory he just re-experienced - that's VR. So first, congratulations on showcasing an understated yet effective example of bringing VR to the human level and helping throw away the imagery of inexplicably excited people wearing scuba gear on their heads.
All kidding aside, congratulations to the Oculus VR team for getting their CV1 announcement out there. The Oculus Touch (Oculus' Half Moon controllers) look promising, and I'm relieved they will have some kind of haptic features. In fact, I think those controllers represented a collective sigh of relief for everyone! The gesture control also sounds very interesting; I'm looking forward to seeing that demonstrated at E3 Expo next week.