Carte Blanche’s veteran presenter takes a thrilling dive into the immersive world of 6DOF Virtual Reality
Derek Watts , the renowned television presenter, journalist, and comedian, recently visited Virtual Reality South Africa to explore the fascinating world of Virtual Reality (VR) and its impact on the nation. Known for his long-standing role as co-anchor on South Africa’s highly acclaimed investigative journalism TV show, “Carte Blanche,” Watts ventured into a new realm of experience, tackling the cutting-edge technology that has captivated the minds of many.
Carte Blanche, which first aired in 1988, has earned a reputation for its in-depth and compelling investigative reports on current affairs, politics, social issues, and more. The show’s commitment to exposing corruption and other wrongdoings has made it an essential platform for raising awareness and shaping public opinion in South Africa. As part of their continuous pursuit of innovation and progress, Carte Blanche saw it fit to explore the burgeoning field of Virtual Reality.
Virtual Reality South Africa, a leading provider of VR experiences and technology, welcomed Derek Watts with open arms. They aimed to showcase the transformative potential of VR in various industries, including entertainment, education, and training. The team at Virtual Reality South Africa also highlighted how VR could be an essential tool for fostering empathy and understanding, as users can experience different perspectives and environments.
During his visit, Watts bravely took on the “Trust Plank” experience, a thrilling 6DOF (Six Degrees of Freedom) Virtual Reality challenge that tests users’ courage and trust in technology. In the video accompanying this article, viewers can witness firsthand the intensity of the experience and the authenticity of Watts’ reactions.
As he steps onto a virtual plank suspended high above the ground, Watts visibly struggles to overcome his fear, demonstrating the incredible power of VR to create immersive and realistic environments. The video captures the very essence of Virtual Reality – its ability to transport users to new worlds and evoke genuine emotions, even when they are aware that the experience is simulated.
Derek Watts‘ visit to Virtual Reality South Africa is a testament to the growing interest in and impact of Virtual Reality on our society. As VR technology continues to advance, we can expect more groundbreaking applications that will revolutionize the way we live, work, and connect with one another. Be sure to watch the video to see Derek Watts embrace the future, one plank at a time.
Don’t miss out on this thrilling adventure into the world of Virtual Reality, as Derek Watts from Carte Blanche takes on the “Trust Plank” experience at Virtual Reality South Africa.