Our nation has developed a tremendous reputation for itself through years of tough times, great times and mellow years. Being such a vast country, not many people are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to explore its history. Thanks to the great people at Oculus, now part of the Facebook company, you can now check one place off of your bucket list, sort of.
Logged into Facebook in the middle of class? Why not just go ahead and take a stroll around the Oval Office with President Obama? That’s right; take a virtual tour of the most important house in the United States, the White House, right from your phone. After years of development, virtual reality is finally on the uphill climb to stardom, and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. What is now the “It” thing for media companies has provided people with unimaginable adventures they never once thought they could experience.
Announced on January 13, the White House said they worked with the developers at Facebook in order to create a one-of-a-kind experience for everyone to try out. What was once a mere dream for some has become a reality thanks to years of development and investments into companies such as Oculus. The tour starts off with President Barack Obama narrating over a view of the North Lawn, and he laters goes on to talk about how he wanted ordinary citizens to feel like they too had access to the White House, and not just “the well connected.”
Seeing the government turn to a tech giant like Facebook says a lot about where the future of technology is headed and how limitless it is and will be for years to come.