The world of virtual reality is knocking at the door.
Some would tell you were already there – I’m not so sure – but it’s not because the technology isn’t ready. I tried out the HTC Vive once, and holy crap was it the most amazing thing I’ve ever done. Unlike the promising future technologies of the past, VR isn’t a let down by ANY MEANS.
It’s just a bit expensive.
In the meantime some of the cheaper (and admittedly much less life-changing) options like Google Cardboard or the Samsung Gear VR, however, do provide just a taste of the experience. If you have either, you’re going to love what I’m sharing here today.
But even if you don’t, you can still get a lot out of these 360 degree views of baseball at the WBC and in batting practice. They are so unbelievably cool.
If you’re on your desktop, I suggest switching to a phone. If you can’t however, there are four little arrows in the upper left-hand corner that allow you to navigate the scene. There’s so much to see in every direction.
For example, remember this play:
Well, now you can experience it in an entirely different way:
And after that, watch Yoenis Cespedes take batting practice:
Can you imagine the implications of being able to watch batting practice – or games – like this in the future. Fans would be able to experience, close up, things they’d never dream of.
We’re not quite there yet, but boy do I love the direction we’re heading.