Virtual Reality (VR) is the big trend this year in Silicon Valley. This big trend is market by the transition from cardboard VR headsets to fancy headsets like Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR and the introduction of 360 cameras and other hardware that help created VR content.

We spoke with Karl Krantz, founder of Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVRR) about VR and unearthed some interesting trends and how it is a social lubricant and not an isolating experience.

We recorded this interview at SVRR 2016 annual event in San Jose in April 2016.


Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Show



Today I finally got to dip my toe into this frontier technology called Virtual Reality (VR) at Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) show in San Jose. To be fair I did get a cardboard VR headset last year from DoDo Case, but never got around to trying it. I rectified that glaring oversight today  and got to try a bunch of VR headsets that left me a bit disoriented and light-headed. I also got to hear about how VR is used in storytelling, advertisements and health. This is a whole different world.

Here is 360 view of what I saw at SVVR.