THE BEST THING TO DO IN VR IS WORK OUT
In the pandemic we’ve had to shift our lives to be socially distant — we work remotely, we shop online, and we workout at home. Last year, I signed up for a virtual reality workout app called Supernatural, which runs on the Oculus Quest. Now my wife and I use our Quest 2 almost every day to work out in VR. It feels like we’re leaving the house, the music is great, and the workouts are no joke.
My guest on Decoder this week is Chris Milk, founder and CEO of Within — which makes Supernatural. Milk has been making VR UFABET experiences for a long time — he’s a true pioneer of the field.
The basic concept of Supernatural is really simple: you put on the headset, and then use the controllers to swat at targets flying in time to music. It’s kind of like dancing or sword fighting. Dance fighting. Most importantly, Supernatural is fun — there isn’t a single other VR app that could get my wife to wear the headset, but Supernatural is so compelling we keep our Quest 2 on a charging dock in the bedroom.
Milk and I talked about all of that, but, as you’ll see, he’s a much bigger thinker than that. Really, this conversation has a little bit of everything.