Virtual reality hasn't yet permeated most people's homes. So while loads of companies are in the midst of designing VR products, no one's really sure these gadgets are going to fit into the home, in a feng shui kind of a way. Toilet-side screenings? Dedicated man cave?
To try and get some information on how people would use such a rig, gaming company (and designer of the HTC Vive) Valve put together a survey. It polled 2,008 internet people on where they’d put a VR set, and what they’d hook it up to.
The survey says that most people have a gaming PC in their bedroom/living room, and they’re just planning to plug the VR headset straight into that. Ground-breaking stuff. The average VR-ing space needs to measure about 3m x 3m, which doesn’t actually give a lot of room to fight incoming robotic spiders. It's also bigger than most people's bedrooms, or any rooms in average-sized, real-world homes.
In fairness, the sample is inherently biased: it’s only people who own gaming computers, and are interested in virtual reality; chances are, there will be some prospective VR owners among all the console gamers hiding in the woodwork, and they might dedicate an entire man cave to fighting imaginary dragons, say. So, let’s have a little survey of our own: where is a face-computer going to fit into your life? [SurveyMonkey]