It’s the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service. The National Parks are doing everything to get Americans to visit these parks. You can even visit national parks…through virtual reality.
In Washington, DC, somebody put on a Samsung Gear VR. That VR catapulted him to Yosemite National Park in California. You can get this system at the VR Oculus store. Facebook also has a 360 degree video through National Geographic’s Facebook page. This is all part of the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service, backed by US President Barack Obama. This VR footage shows Obama’s visit to the Yosemite Park in June 2016. It captures the Merced river and Sierra Nevada mountain range. It captures what the day is like at Yosemite. The sunset scene is absolutely breathtaking. See mountains like Half Dome and El Captain. Not only can you see, but you can hear Yellowstone. One can hear the music of the Merced River. We can hear Obama narrate his Yellowstone National Park experience as a kid. He also addressed perceived threats to the park, like climate change. This experience can come inexpensive.
You can experience Yosemite in your own home with Samsung Gear for around $100. But some say you need the Rift VR headset, developed by Facebook. The problem with Rift…it cost $600. Nonetheless, critics say Rift will give you a better Yosemite VR experience. I’ll stick with Samsung Gear, thank you very much. Critics say they would have liked to have seen more of Yosemite. I would like to see more national parks covered on VR. They want more people to visit the national parks. They could have displayed Yellowstone. That’s the park Obama talked about. They could have displayed Glacier National Park in Montana, Biscayne National Park in Florida, Ozark National Scenic Riverways in Missouri, or the scores of other national parks in this great nation of ours. I love nature. I love history. I love America. I love our national parks. This is a wonderful thing they’re doing. But if they’re going to convince Americans to visit their national parks, shouldn’t they show more of these national parks?
Source: Geek Choice