Chief among the benefits for the incoming age of virtual reality is virtual tourism. The ability to virtually visit places I've never been before, or attend events I otherwise couldn't? That sounds brilliant to me. But imagine you could wander around the decks the USS Voyager from Star Trek -- that's the kind of virtual reality tourism I can get behind.
The above demo isn't quite complete yet. It only features the bridge for now but that's enough -- I suspect -- to get Star Trek fans geeking out. The idea of actually being there. Of being immersed in a space you are familiar with, of having that space between you and the television completely eliminated. That would feel awesome.
Places I need: Tony Montana's mansion, the hotel from The Shining, and The Cantina from Star Wars. Thanks in advance.