Recode’s Too Embarassed To Ask is one of my Favorite podcasts, as it makes Technology easy to understand to those who are not as Technology inclined as we are, which is such an important thing for Technology itself: to be understood.
Google VR boss Clay Bavor talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode of The Verge (another favorite platform of ours!) about why the company has invested in projects like the low-cost VR headset Cardboard and the augmented reality platform Tango. Bavor says VR and AR are two points on the same spectrum and that Google is focused on a long-term vision where the technologies will converge and provide value for all users — not just gamers. He also talks about what he thinks of Apple’s recently announced ARKit, why he shoots VR videos of his children and why badly designed VR experiences can make you nauseous.
I feel like Bavor used this platform to perfection: he makes the Tech approachable to non-techies, talking about human emotions rather than topics such as “latency”.
Read this masterful statement: “If you think about what do we use our phones’ cameras for, very few of the photos we take are artistically beautiful and well-composed — I’m speaking for myself,” Bavor said. “It’s about capturing a moment, capturing a memory, and we have line of sight to the first versions of VR cameras that let you record an experience. I’ve been using these in my own life — I have two young kids. The ability to step back into those moments and almost re-experience them, it’s very powerful.”
Read the Full Transcript on the Recode.net