Third party cooperation: Integrate Amazon Echo and Philips Ambilight TVs
Absolutely loving what you guys have achieved! Now buckle up for an awesome idea:
I suggest extensive third party cooperation in oder to bring real items, including their functionality, to the room. Imagine this:
I'm in my room that has a virtual Amazon Echo (or any other smart speaker) placed somewhere on a shelf. Now, I can use Alexa to dimm the lights, play music/radio or even call one of my contacts via "Alexa Calling".
There has already been made a suggestion for a wall TV screen, which I strongly support. But let's go a step further: Pitch the idea to Philips to design and implement a virtual ambilight screen. I think no further explanation is necessary on how this would work. I'd pay money to have this as an "always on" App inside my room. As soon as I start the Netflix App on said screen, Ambilight fires up, just as it would with my real Philips-TV back at home.
And these are just two examples. I can imagine that other companies would be quite interested in bringing their real life products to VR, thus generating profit AND having them serve as obvious advertisments for the respective real life products.