You are starting to see people using phone based VR headsets in public now. I think that two years ago people would have thought it odd or hipsterish. Now, it is just part of the landscape. I’ve used mine on some long flights and even during layovers.
While you are on your layover you can use Google Map Street View in VRto take a virtual tour of your destination. You can literally walk around, find the nearest coffee shop or ATM as if you were already there.
My little set up consists of an inexpensive headset, some blue tooth noise canceling ear buds (no cord) and this cool little 128gb wireless flash drive (also no cord) filled with movies, documentaries, audiobooks and relaxing VR recordings. It would take a large shelf to hold this stuff if it were on DVD and yet you can take it with you everywhere. An entire library of media. I can go under the ocean, I can spend an hour on a virtual tour of America’s National Parks or the Smithsonian. I can listen to a podcast or audio book while sitting in a Japanese garden or the Grand Canyon.
It seems like I am in a movie theater watching on the big screen. I can be sitting right next to you watching “Guardians of the Galaxy” on that “big screen” with full surround sound and you would have no idea. With the noise canceling switched on I don’t hear crying babies or other noises. You can also watch your regular 2D stuff as well.
Ten years ago I would have never guessed that this technology would get so good and be so cheap. If you are using this tech in the airport remember to watch your luggage and your flight announcements!
What is really great is that nobody tries to talk to you when you are sporting one of these:
The good news? Loki’s safe house is easier to get into than you’d expected it to be.
The bad news? Pretty much everything else.
Romanoff provided you with a pair of contacts to imitate the blue-eyed mind control effect Loki exercises over his minions. You’d also been outfitted with an earpiece, hidden microphone, and a handgun, though what good the weapon is going to do, you can’t fathom. If you’re discovered, there will be far too many people shooting at you for a handgun to make an ounce of difference.
The second you and Romanoff are inside, you know you’re in trouble. The facility is huge, much larger than you anticipated. There’s no one in sight, which deprives you of your usual means of blending in, and the room you’ve dropped into looked like a lab of some sort, not the kind of place you can claim you just wandered into. You glance helplessly at Romanoff.
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