Virtual Reality: where the unreal meets the real. Yes, exactly. The things, which are not present around you or you cannot feel, are not far from you anymore. The rapid change of technology is helping us to have a glimpse of our imaginations at a whole new level. So, what’s the hype about this VR (popular name for Virtual Reality) around the world? Let’s check it out.
- Could anyone think VR would come true?
Who would have thought at once that this could even be real? That you could just wear a headset and look through the various possibilities from your eyes. Well, a person named Stanley G. Weinbaum did think of it in his visions. He shared this in his sci-fi short story called “Pygmalion’s Spectacles” in the 1930s. And his story has turned into a reality now.
- Did your parents know about it at their young age?
What did I just read? You might think VR is the thing of your generation. Then, how would your parents know about it? But do you know when did it come into existence? In the 1980s.
- So, what’s the current scenario?
VR is everywhere! Imagine every possible field and you’ll find it there. Be it in games, medical, architecture, space exploration, adventure, travel, entertainment, living, education, art, graphics, marketing and what not!
- How do I experience it?
Various VR headsets of different price range and models are already available in the market. You can go through the online market and buy according to your needs and budget.
- How would you react if you could get a VR headset at zero cost?
It’s the world of DIYs. You can make a cardboard headset for you which turns your mobile handset into a VR box. You can find the tutorials for the same on YouTube. If you’re not willing to make it, then you can get it at a cheap rate from the market.
- The myth that you must clear off right away
Most people, who’re not that much into tech stuff but have a vague about the happenings, think that the main use of virtual reality is in the gaming world. It’s true that 2016 has proved to be a great year for the advancements in this field. There are tremendous games available on it and kids are going crazy over this. But it’s not the only thing to go mad over it.
- Advancement in medical and education field
Researchers are looking forward to the unimaginable uses of VR for medical purposes. Doctors can study the human system in a better way and go for new treatment processes. The education system is moving onto new generation teaching methodology where students will learn in the real-time environment using the concept of virtual reality. No time sooner the smart board classes will become a topic of history and children will be using smart-lens instead.
- The connection of VR with NASA
When it comes to talking about space, people go deep into their mind and create a vision. NASA uses VR to train the astronauts according to the space environment and experiment with their behaviors and responses in different situations. Isn’t that cool?
- The future is brighter than you thought
You might not have heard about those second generation headsets which are known as “wireless headsets”. They are the upcoming future of virtual reality world. It’s similar to those sci-fi movies you’ve been watching since childhood and now, it’ll be a reality.
- With great pros comes great cons
As it is in the name, the reality isn’t real but virtual. People get addicted to the virtual world once they start using it regularly. Our brain and body get out of balance. Like in travel, the brain thinks we’re going to different places but the sad truth is that we’re at the same place and not getting tired at all.
But we need not worry about this. The research is in progress to overcome this problem and we will be able to solve it soon. Till then, we can enjoy the benefits of this amazing technology and make the most out of it.