I bought my Meta Quest 2 VR glasses in 2022.
I was interested in trying it out.
I played Beat Saber and really loved it. Moving to songs with two sabers and beating imaginary blocks is fun and different from Microsoft XBox Kinect playing experience (Yes, I skipped the gaming consoles inbetween).
I explored places I have never been to with National Geographic. I grew up reading National Geographic magazines and wanted to be National Geographic photographer when I was bigger. Exploring Antarctica and Machu Pichu was fun.
The IHK München organised an XR conference where they brought it players from VR, AR, MR and the Metaverse.
Here are some of the sessions and stalls I liked:
Industrial metaverse – hype or hope
Dr. Andreas Hutter explained the different between the Social, Enterprise and Industrial Metaverse and the different investments that Siemens has already made with Digital Twins and the Industrial Metaverse. I am convinced that the Industrial metaverse is a hope.
Praxisbezogene Einblicke ins Forschungsprojekt und in die „PlanAR“ Plattform – Mehrwerte durch 3D/AR gestützte Planungsprozesse
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Bräutigam explanation of the AR Engineering project where a colleague goes to a factory and then using AR glasses sets up a board and plans out the wiring was amazing.
Hochschule München University of Applied Sciences
The students of the HM showed a VR project that they had developed using Unreal and Blender. They had imagined how the world will be in the future and you could wish away things that you did not like. It was great to see them hosting them project onsite using a desktop and explaining it with a spark in their eyes. They made VR real!