Hang out with a hologram of Sir David Attenborough thanks to VR
Sky has teamed up with London's Natural History Museum to help fulfil the lifelong dream of many a natural history fan: to hang out with, and be educated by, the legendary documentary maker Sir David Attenborough.
Sky is creating a virtual reality version of Attenborough as part of a "three-dimensional hologram" experience dubbed Hold the World. It will take visitors on a one-on-one tour behind the otherwise inaccessible glass cases of the Natural History Museum, allowing them to go "hands-on" with the artefacts inside. Meanwhile, Attenborough will offer insights into the collection, which includes fossils, bones, and skulls.
Unfortunately for HTC Vive fans, Hold the World will only be released on Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and iOS. Press shots show Attenborough monkeying around with an Oculus Rift VR headset, complete with Oculus Touch controllers, which shows that no matter how brilliant, respected, or intelligent you are, wearing a VR headset is guaranteed to make you look a bit derpy.