On January 21st fellow BIT Employee and VR enthusiast, Chad Severson, will be organizing the first South Dakota Virtual Reality User Group. His first experience with Virtual Reality was Epcot in Walt Disney World in 1998. “It was the very early days of VR, graphics were very basic and consisted of few colors but you could tell that it had a future. The only question was when,” Chad explained when commenting about this first experience.
Chad will be presenting a series of talks titled, “Introduction to Virtual Reality: Is ‘Virtual Reality’ A Fad or Here to Stay?” The first user group meeting aims to answer the following questions:
- What is Virtual Reality (VR)?
- What steps need to be taken to begin exploring this new world?
- What industries can benefit from the use of this technology?
- Will VR technology remain relevant in the coming years or will it fade away like it has in the past?
This will help those interested demystify this technology and show others how Virtual Reality can change many industries including education, entertainment, psychological science as well as gaming. There will also be chances to try out Virtual Reality.
Find out all of this as well as how you can keep up to date with all the latest developments in VR by attending this talk at 1:00pm on January 21st at Lariat Lanes in Pierre, South Dakota.
You can sign up and find more information at SouthDakotaVR.org