New high-tech jobs of the future are being created on the Gold Coast after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today officially opened the Euclideon virtual reality games arcade that uses world-first technology developed by the Brisbane tech company.
Ms Palaszczuk said the 40-room holographic entertainment centre at Southport – which was featured at the recent Advance Queensland Innovation and Investment Summit – provided a highly realistic 3D experience not available anywhere else in the world.
“The State Government’s Advance Queensland initiative is all about opening up opportunities for the jobs of the future and turning big ideas into commercial reality,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“That’s exactly what Euclideon is about.
“Bruce Dell and his team at Euclideon have achieved something truly amazing.
“Their cutting-edge technology allows you to walk into other worlds by simply putting on a belt and a pair of 3D glasses and moving around the room.”
Fifty jobs have already been created at Euclideon and hundreds more are in the pipeline as the company expands their hologram arcade concept across Australia and around the world.
The Premier said the future applications of the technology were mind blowing.
“Gaming is just the start. There’s also huge potential for tourism and education,” she said.
“Nothing beats being on the Great Barrier Reef and seeing it for yourself but imagine the advantage of someone in China taking a virtual tour of the Reef and enticing them to visit.
“NASA has already expressed interest in this type of development. Aspiring astronauts could take walks on the moon long before their rocket leaves the ground.
“There are also countless applications in the medical realm. Euclideon is currently working with the Queensland Brain Institute to develop a visualisation system that will enable researchers to view the brain’s extremely complex neurotransmitter connections in 3D.
“What’s exciting is that Euclideon is years ahead of others in the field. Their technology is patent protected and Queensland is now leading the way when it comes to realistic gaming graphics.
“This is a fantastic example of what my government is working hard to achieve through our $180 million Advance Queensland initiative – taking a brilliant idea, letting the brightest minds work on it, developing cutting-edge technology and turning it into a commercial reality, all while creating high-tech jobs of the future for Queenslanders.”