Sure virtual reality might be one of the hottest technologies today. But growing up in the 90’s and seeing the ambitious yet failed attempts at Virtual Reality entertainment, we almost gave up on this technology for a really long time. But after 12 years, the powers that be decided to give another shot at this technology and we saw Google Oculus Rift.
Advancement in cinematography and 3d imaging along with the sci-fi explosion has made virtual reality an extremely popular term today. For those who are still unfamiliar with this promising technological wonder, let’s get a basic understanding of what virtual reality actually is.
What is Virtual Reality?
So the term virtual reality basically means ‘artificial-reality’. Whatever we see or feel in this environment is dependent upon the mechanism of how our senses and perception works. In other words, our entire experience of reality is simply a combination of our senses and reality.
So, in a summary, virtual reality entails presenting our senses with a computer generated virtual environment that we can explore in some manner. In technical terms Virtual reality is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with or by a person.
Virtual Reality-The New Trend Setter
Virtual Reality affects our lifestyle into different spheres. Let’s have a look in detail to see how this concept is has influenced our lives and technology.
- Gaming Zones
VR has taken video gaming to a completely different level, by providing an added dimension for game developers to get more creative. By just wearing the VR head set, users can enjoy unforgettable gaming experience.
If we look at Hollywood, we will surely recall a number of cinematic masterpieces which are built on the basis of virtual reality concept. Be it Keanu Reeves in “The Matrix” or Kathryn Bigelow starrer “Strange days”, that delves into the concept of sharing memories in a virtual environment. There are countless other movies that aim at giving us endless hours of amazing theatrical experience.
- Design and Architecture
With the use of enhanced VR tools now designing in 3D has become extremely easy. The concept of virtual reality can be used for creating layouts for home, or cars anything. Soon enough, these tools will be indispensable for our upcoming generation of designers.
- Education and Simulation
Physics, Chemistry, Astrology or medicine- VR can master almost half the world in an incredibly visual way. So now if a doctor wants to perform an open heart surgery or a architecture student wants to take a tour of Paris, it is now all possible with the help of VR tools and gadgets.
- Social Platforms
VR not only allows you to go on solo tour, in fact it a gives you a platform to connect on a social network where you can chat and interact with your friends as well. You can anytime jump into a video game avatar to chat or play with your buddies.
Imagine yourself walking down into a virtual clothing store where you can try on every piece of garment of your choice and get an idea about the size, color and appearance just in few seconds. VR has made it possible to improve your shopping experience to make sure that you enjoy complete worth of it!
VR has outgrown in in almost every direction- leisure to technical, education to entertainment, Gaming to Simulation, almost everywhere. Virtual Reality uses a host of technologies to create a complex visual environment to offer users a memorable experience.