Oculus announced it has taken over Surreal Vision, a London-based startup specialized in turning real-life settings into 3D in real-time. The company was formed by computer vision scientists from London's Imperial College and seems like a perfect fit for Oculus' VR technology.
To understand why Surreal Vision is a good fit for Oculus, it's best to look at the videos depicting some of the firm's computer vision techniques: DTAM, SLAM++, and Dynamic Fusion. The latter, shown below, provides real-time shape recognition so effective that it looks straight out of science fiction. It makes me scared, though. The Terminators will be very hard to escape when they can so easily spot us among the rubble in the dark.