MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The future looks like it will be filled with virtual reality.

Developers at The Nerdery in Bloomington have been tinkering with a device called the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset initially designed for video games. You might have heard of it after Facebook acquired its maker for $2 billion.

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Ryan Carlson, a technology evangelist at the Nerdery, says the Rift gives you the feeling you’re in another place.

The headset works by displaying two images on separate high-definition screens, one for each eye. It also has motion sensors, to track your head movements and accordingly change the images you’re seeing.

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But the technology isn’t just for video games. Developers at the Nerdery used it to create an application that allows you to compare siding choices on a beach house.

“It was just a short, rapid prototype, just to prove the technology,” said Scott Bromander, a developer.

Developers are already starting to work with an updated version of the Rift.

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However, the headset won’t be ready for the public for at least another year.