Virtual reality is not as far away as you might think. The creation of Google Cardboard is making it cheap and easy for people to bring a VR experience into their own homes. Now Cardboard is getting a boost with YouTube announcing that it will be including support for the VR platform on all of its videos, whether it’s specifically a VR video or not. Cardboard works by allowing users to place their smartphone inside the apparatus and experiencing content in 3D VR. A user simply has to tap the ‘Cardboard’ icon on a YouTube video, slide their phone into Cardboard, and then hold it up to their face to view it in glorious VR. If a video is not specifically VR then the user will experience the video as if they’re in a VR movie theater. This is another step toward VR becoming a standard part of the human experience.
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