Today presenter uses virtual reality to appear with band at London gig
Radio 4 presenter John Humphrys joins Kasabian onstage in London using the VR technology set to “change the way we live and work and communicate.”
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said this week that VR is “the most social platform” and his company paid $2bn in 2014 to buy Oculus. Together they have worked with Samsung on Gear VR consumer headsets.
Humphrys donned a VR headset as part of the Today show this week and was taken backstage with Kasabian as part of his experience. Lining up alongside Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno at O2 Academy Brixton, he walks out in front of fans to huge cheers.
Watch that moment below:
Mark Zuckerberg made a surprise appearance at Samsung’s Mobile World Congress press conference on Sunday (February 21) to discuss the developments he and his company have made in bringing VR to the mainstream.
“Pretty soon we’re going to live in a world where everyone has the power to share and experience whole scenes as if you’re just there, right there in person,” Zuckerberg said. “Imagine being able to sit in front of a campfire and hang out with friends anytime you want. Or being able to watch a movie in a private theater with your friends anytime you want. Imagine holding a group meeting or event anywhere in the world that you want. All these things are going to be possible. And that’s why Facebook is investing so much early on in virtual reality. So we can hope to deliver these types of social experiences.”
Kasabian played O2 Academy Brixton during week long takeover of the venue in December 2014.