Virtual reality allows you to travel the world from home

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Bryce Eaton is in Clearwater, but thanks to virtual reality headphones and a 360-degree video on YouTube, he travels around Rome.

“I am in the streets of the city, in the square of Navona. It’s cycling through all these different main monuments and literally like I’m there. “I get a pretty detailed picture of what this city looks like,” Eaton said.

With rising fuel prices, some people may stay home in the coming months, but if you have VR headphones at home or go to places like SimCenter Tampa Bay, the world may still belong to you.

“If you want to be at the top of Everest, you can. If you want to be Machu Picchu, you can. If you want to be in Paris, you can, “said Peter Repak, owner of Sim Center.

A new report by the National Research Group found that only 13 percent of U.S. households have some type of VR headset.

Between COVID and inflation, experts say they may be worth investing in.

“Obviously, consumers are currently very interested in virtual reality, especially since the beginning of the pandemic, many people are looking for virtual reality as a way to explore the world, see other places, other cultures from security. and the comfort of their own home, ”said Fergus Navaratnam-Blair, director of research at the National Research Group.

Sony and Meta are currently two leaders in home VR systems, but Apple is expected to join soon.

SimCenter is not limited to traveling on Earth. You can even leave the planet.

Godfrey Kemp

"Bacon fanatic. Social media enthusiast. Music practitioner. Internet scholar. Incurable travel advocate. Wannabe web junkie. Coffeeaholic. Alcohol fanatic."

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