Tuesday’s 10 a.m. Forum hour focused on the future of virtual reality in the wake of Facebook’s $2 billion purchase earlier this year of Oculus VR.

To prepare for the segment, host Michael Krasny donned an Oculus headset for virtual immersion into several scenes, including a BMX park and the Golden Gate Bridge.

So, the experience wasn’t exactly reminiscent of Michael Douglas’ trip through a virtual filing system in “Disclosure” (and that’s probably a good thing — no Demi Moore avatars stalked Krasny). But our intrepid virtual traveler appeared, from the outside, to be fully engaged in his projected surroundings.

Check out Krasny’s reaction in the video above. The VR scene from “Disclosure” is below.


Dan Brekke

Dan Brekke (Twitter: @danbrekke) has worked in media ever since Nixon's first term, when newspapers were still using hot type. He had moved on to online news by the time Bill Clinton met Monica Lewinsky. He's been at KQED since 2007, is an enthusiastic practitioner of radio and online journalism and will talk to you about absolutely anything. Reach Dan Brekke at dbrekke@kqed.org.

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