Living In Third Person: Can Drones be Used With VR?

VR is seemingly the future of digital technology. The gaming world has been waiting seemingly forever for VR technology to reach the stage we envisioned it in movies and TV shows. While it still has a fair way to go, the current state of VR tech is very impressive.

And another bit of future tech that has finally materialized into the commercial world is drones. Before the idea of drones was reserved for the dystopian visions of a cyberpunk future. Now anyone can walk down to the mall and grab themselves a powerful drone equipped with high-quality cameras and responsive controls.

 

Third-Person

Someone posed an idea to me the other day. What if you were wearing a VR headset and had a drone following just above your head. Then if you connected the drones camera feed to the VR headset you would essentially be living life like a third-person video game.

It would be an odd experience. The human mind is not used to experiencing reality in any other format than the first person. And VR technology on its own can be a huge adjustment for people. I have watched plenty of people trying to lean against virtual walls only to fall on their asses.

So we imagine that anyone using a drone to live in third-person would find themselves very disorientated and nauseous.

 

The Other Uses

But gimmicks asides using a VR headset at random with a drone has plenty of other advantages. As we all know, drones are great for photography, but as it stands at the moment photographers are limited to watching the camera feed through their phone screens or the screen on the remote control.

Using a VR headset would allow people more control over their drone photography. They could really study the subject of their photo and better navigate around the area.

Using drones to film movies is another use that has become extremely popular in recent years. In fact, we are already seeing entire movies shot with just drones. And using a VR headset would allow for greater control over what is being shot. It would also offer a unique experience for people to create VR specific movies.

 

Flying!

The biggest use of VR technology and Drones is, of course stimulating flying. And we don’t mean flying in a plane. We mean super-powered flying. By linking your drone to your VR headset you can move with it and feel like you’re flying. VR headsets have an odd effect on the human mind. As the VR world moves around you, you feel yourself being pulled around. Despite your body staying perfectly still.

As we mentioned, VR specific movies could be made. These movies could be used to simulate different flying experiences and trips. This would be fantastic for the travel industry. Imagine instead of having to travel abroad you could simply simulate flying through the hills of the Netherlands. Or soar along Route 66.

This would also be fantastic for accessibility. Sadly there are a lot of people with physical restrictions that struggle to travel abroad or take part in a lot of fun experiences life has to offer. So these VR simulations could provide them with the same chance everyone else has.

In conclusion, VR headsets and Drones seem to be a technological match made in heaven. The possibilities are seemingly endless. The only issue at the moment is the price tag attached to both these products. But, as with most tech, eventually, the price will drop and make it affordable for the general consumer.

How Tech Firms Select Their Staff: A Insiders Look

The tech industry is known to be a world that values who you know more than what you know, and once you are in you are never really out. This comes as a challenge to those who may not have links to the tech world, and no real route of actually getting in. The tech industry is a cut-throat place and you will need all the help you can get; so as an insider who has experience within the tech industry I will provide you with all the skills I have learned to help you get that dream tech firm job. So, here are my biggest tips.

 

Always be Honest

First and foremost, you must always be honest. Tech firms value honesty like gold dust, and if you think that these tech firms won’t use powerful software to dig into your past then you are mistaken. Tech firms strive for honesty and there are numerous cutting edge background checks that these companies will use; I mean just look at this Http://www.kyshrm.org/employment-background-check/, so if you want to get anywhere near the interview room just be honest! And remember the tech industry is a small place so if you lie to one firm it is almost a certainty that others will find out, and you will tarnish your already small reputation. Tech firms are extremely secretive places so a potential employee must show a true streak of honesty. So, try to stay clean and stay true.

 

Communication

Like almost all forms of life, communication is key, and this is no truer than in the tech world. It is one of life’s great myths that all techies are asocial nerds, this simply cannot be further from the truth. Tech firms hold great value in an applicant’s social skills as it is highly likely that they will be working in a small team, where chemistry is pivotal. So do not be afraid to show confidence and extroverted nature, these assets are necessary to the functioning of any tech firm.

 

 

A Multi-Talented Individual

A woman using a laptop

It is no longer enough for an individual to be great at just one thing, an employee must now be a swiss army knife with great abilities in multiple different sectors. So, do not just focus on coding or just software engineering at college. As tech firms get smaller and smaller, a potential employee must show great ability in numerous aspects of the tech world. When I first started out this was something that was not necessary. You did your job and you were fine. Nowadays, an employee is expected to do five different jobs at once!

 

Experience

Finally, the most important attribute that a tech firm will look for is experience. This experience will come from internships. There are things that college will simply not teach you. You need to feel the rhythm of the workplace environment and showcase a true understanding of the tech world. Tech firms are always looking for free labor, so while at college try to apply for as many internships as possible. Though the work may feel steep the rewards are numerous and this experience will shine brighter than any grade on your resume. I remember when I got my first tech job, I was specifically told that my experience in the field, from my internships, was what truly made me stand out.

 

So, for any potential Bill Gates or Tim Cooks, remember to build yourself as an individual in both the personal and the professional; and I hope that these tips can help you get that first foot in the door.