Imagine a world where you can see the game as an NBA player would in real time. We got a special taste at All-Star Weekend.
LOS ANGELES — Bradley Beal is standing at the free-throw line, lining up a shot. He’s done this a million times in his life, but this shot is different. Beal is seeing the basket through the lens of a tiny camera that is running through the goggles he has on his head.
His first shot is wide left. His next is wide right. By his third attempt, he has his line scoped out, but not the distance. His fourth is right on line with the rim. From there, it’s the same sweet form that landed Beal his first All-Star appearance.
For the moment, Beal is existing in virtual reality. The headset is made by Verizon and offers a glimpse into the world of 5G technology, which is still in the development stage. 5G is the future and it will be here sooner rather than later. The company says it will begin offering residential service in Sacramento by the latter half of the year.