3-Year-Old’s Reaction to Seeing Space Through Oculus Rift Is Perfect

Mar 26, 2014 3:00pm

It’s not every day a 3-year-old gets to travel to space.

“Whoa, mama, I’m in space,” little Callie Herf says in this adorable YouTube video capturing the toddler’s first time trying out her dad’s Oculus Rift, a virtual reality gaming headset raved about for its “incredible” ability to transport users to “another world.”

“Is it beautiful?,” Callie’s mom, Lorna Herf, of Los Angeles, asks the amazed little girl.

“Yes, it’s dark,” she innocently replies before asking, “Is space cold?”

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Callie’s mind blown reaction seems to perfectly capture many others’ response to the lifelike gaming device, which was acquired by Facebook on Tuesday for a whopping $2 billion.

“The Oculus Rift gives you a wide-angled view so it’s all around you,” said Callie’s dad, Michael. “And it moves with you. As you move your head around, everything moves around you.”

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He hooked the headset up to the World Wide Telescope from Microsoft Research for his little girl to look at planets in our solar system and nebulae, something she clearly thoroughly enjoyed.

“I went to space. I saw stars,” a still very impressed Callie told GoodMorningAmerica.com of her virtual adventure. “There’s space men in there. I was a space girl.”

“She just loves space,” Lorna Herf explained. “It’s neat to see because of course there’s so many cool things happening right now in terms of space travel and everything else. It’s really cool to see her reaction.”

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