Bloomberg LP has built a prototype of its data terminal hooked up to the virtual-reality headset Oculus Rift. The company plans to show off the technology—still a long way from becoming a real product—at the Bloomberg Next Big Thing Summit, which begins today in Sausalito, California. Putting on the bulky headset transports you to a world of infinite space and, thus, as many screens flashing financial data as you desire. Screen real estate is not an issue here. Twitchy traders who set themselves up with a dozen or more monitors at their desks in the physical world would envy what’s possible in virtual reality. [QZ]

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  1. Posted by Guest | June 9, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Now all human beings have to do is evolve to to grow 2 more pairs of eyes.

  2. Posted by Peter Dinklage | June 9, 2014 at 6:03 PM


  3. Posted by guest | June 9, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    great contribution.

  4. Posted by Pennystock Whizzkid | June 10, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    One person is not able to follow more than 4 screens at once

  5. Posted by Quant me maybe... | June 10, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Combo Bloomberg Terminal and tanning booth.

  6. Posted by Guest | June 10, 2014 at 9:45 AM


    – Red-blood American male with no GF but with an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription, five TVs and high cholesterol

  7. Posted by derp | June 10, 2014 at 10:04 AM

    Sounds like a nice way to sneak in an afternoon catnap

  8. Posted by Guest | June 10, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    SMU Secure?

  9. Posted by mrp | June 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    I think we need Geezer Oil Trader's perspective on this one….


  10. Posted by Shaz's beard | June 10, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    No OB? 2 marg night for the Shazzmanian devil?

  11. Posted by Guest | June 10, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Word is that Shazmom wen to the Meatpacking District last night. Never came back.

  12. Posted by Gundlach | June 10, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    I know where to find him…

  13. Posted by Rebecca M. | June 10, 2014 at 1:52 PM

    How many videos is the card able to handle playback on at one time?

    -Jeffrey G.

  14. Posted by Guest | June 10, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    I'm thinking Matt's move to Bloomberg View is just a cover for his role as lead tester on this project.