GE is Putting Together a Virtual Tour of Futuristic Seabed Factories

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jan 12, 2015
References: gereports & gizmag
GE has created a 3D virtual exhibit and tour of the seabed factories that are expected to become a reality in the 21st century.

The virtual tour was developed by GE and Oculus Rift, and requires the use of an Oculus Rift headset to enjoy an immersive 3D visit to a seabed oil factory located a mile below the ocean surface off the coast of Brazil. The tour takes visitors to facilities that are either robotic or controlled remotely from the surface. These facilities are designed to be operate for years on end in freezing, corrosive conditions under high deep sea pressure.

These GE virtual tours of seabed factories are a great example of how technology like the Oculus Rift helps people access places they wouldn't normally be able to visit.