There’s no doubt that VR is the direction we’re heading in, technology-wise. With almost all major tech titans working on their own VR devices, it’s hard to imagine a near future without the prevalence of these devices. As a presentation for their Cardboard device, Google offers a VR tour of the White House at Christmas time.
- There are 132 rooms, 32 bathrooms, and 6 levels, 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 7 staircases, and 3 elevators throughout the White House
- Approximately 6000 visitors take tours of the White House every day
- Other facilities available for White House residents include a tennis court, a jogging track, a swimming pool, a movie theater, a billiard room, and a bowling lane
- Previous names include President’s Palace, the President’s House, and the Executive Mansion
This holiday season, Google decided to showcase one of the world’s most important buildings, decorated for Christmas.
Not missing a chance to show off their virtual reality device, the Google Cardboard (named very accurately, since it is made out of cardboard), the tech titan released on Youtube a 360 degree tour of the White House.
The video shows off the not at all modest decorations all throughout the building, and it is, actually, quite impressive.
With multiple trees and decorations in every room, some even decorated in USA colors, it’s kind of impossible not to see something you like.
The tour takes us through an endless number of lavish rooms and halls, like the China Room, the East Colonnade, the East Garden Room, the Vermeil Room, and even the White House Library.
True, the video isn’t very long, coming in at 5 minutes and 16 seconds, but there is a lot to explore.
Since this is a 360 degree tout, you can watch the video multiple times for its… replayability value. Yes, we’re apparently living in an age where Youtube videos have replayability value.
Anyway, since you can look around, as you’re taken on the tour, you can play through the video multiple times, so as not to miss anything. Or, you can just let the video take you where it wants to, and just sit back and enjoy the view.
The company also reported to have made a Google Expedition version of the video, so teachers can take their classes on tours around the building.
You can watch the video below, but only if you have a Google Cardboard device, of course. Or you can watch it anyway, but blurry.
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