The term VR means Virtual Reality. And virtual reality means near-reality. In technical terms is straight-forward. Virtual reality is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. That person becomes part of this virtual world and is able to manipulate objects or perform a series of actions.
In the present time, VR has been become very popular. The technology used in VR has been leveraged profitably for many users. It helps people to take part in situations which they cannot be a part of.
With the advancement of technology, it is not very difficult to imagine what the future of Virtual Reality. Oculus VR founder Palmer Lucky said in a Web Summit conference, “Most people don’t have computers with high-end graphics cards. In the future, that’s going to change: give it five or six years, and most computers will be capable of running good virtual experiences”.
The future of VR in various fields:
1.Future in Gaming
As we know in the past decades, gaming has reached a new level. Starting from the 2D games, now it has reached to the reality. And now according to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive they are going to launch another technology. This makes people feel like that they are climbing to the top of a snowcapped mountain. You can actually feel the danger and the thrills present in an environment powered by VR.
Nelson Gonzalez, Co-founder of Alienware said, “The next evolution of VR would be where you participate physically in that VR world. And not just sitting down; if you are a quarterback, you actually get to throw a football, and you can interface with the team. So that kind of stuff, it’s there, it’s going to happen”.
2.Future in Tourism
As technology impacts and changes the way people travel, many businesses are trying to predict how it will continue to influence the tourism industry in the future.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, recently predicted a rise in virtual travel while answering questions on his Facebook page, reports AFP. He said that Marriott Hotels has been trying out VR experiences and has allowed guests at certain hotel locations to trial a VR headset.
Zuckerberg noted that just as we take photos and videos and post them on our social media platforms; eventually people will be able to capture 3D scenes that others will be able to see. It is perhaps unsurprising that the tech giant is predicting more and more of this kind of sharing, as last year, Facebook purchased Oculus, a virtual reality (VR) technology company.
3.Future in Education
VR will allow students to attend classes no matter where they are located. This means that students will be able to practice teamwork, to learn from one another, and to develop lasting relationships. In order words, students will be able to enjoy some of the advantages of an actual campus experience without having to go away to school or taking time off from their careers.
VR will allow students to practice real-world skills that are too dangerous, too expensive, or too rare for novice students to attempt, and it will allow professionals to keep honing and expanding their skills.
These are the some of the fields which represent the future of Virtual reality. Through the present development, we can imagine that it will be more fantastic in future.