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I've been thinking about these technologies and their application in tourism for a while, but last week's presentation made me even more curious. So, for those of you with a little more experience in the field, I'd like to know what your thoughts are. Do you think "spatial computing" as a whole will have more impact on the way we book, research, and explore travel? More than what's already been done with existing AR/VR platforms?
I'm a new owner of an Oculus Quest 2 headset (https://www.oculus.com/quest-2/) and my first impressions are this is terrifyingly good. Currently on the Oculus platform there's not much "travel" content besides the usual 3D films you can find on YouTube VR. However where this device excels is in interactive content, and I think this is a huge opportunity for travel. For example, an app called "Wander" provides a VR streetview experience (powered by Google) and you can explore any city and any number of famous sights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyN-1kDhEMs After a few days of trying the Oculus Quest 2 out, here's a few thoughts: 1. For context, 10 million Oculus Quest 2's shipped by November 2021, so this is just the beginning of the market cycle. And since it's such a new platform, we don't even know what kinds of VR travel games or apps will "stick" in this new world. 2. Oculus Quest is easily accessible for people of all ages. We all know how to look around in the real ...