Watch David Attenborough Meet David Attenborough In VR

by Jamie Feltham • November 5th, 2018

Hold The World, a brilliant educational VR app from Sky, features some of the best volumetric capture seen in VR today, bringing Sir David Attenborough to digital life. Need proof? Check out just how amazed the real Attenborough was to meet his digital self in the video below.

This VR app has been on display at London’s Natural History Museum for much of 2018, but it finally launched on the Oculus Rift last week. Using hundreds of cameras, Attenborough’s been faithfully remade in VR with alarming photorealism. You’re given a one-on-one meeting with the broadcasting legend, in which you get the chance to inspect precious items, usually hidden away behind display cabinets.

As you pick up objects, Attenborough points out areas of interest. You’re even allowed to resize items by stretching them out and, eventually, you’ll see them in action, too. It’s a tremendous example of the transformative power of VR education. You can get the experience on Rift for $3.99, though there’s no word on a release for other headsets right now.

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