We here in this era, are experiencing a lot of updates every minute in the tech world. We already have declared 2018 as revolutionized technology year. Well, one of the foremost progressive technologies, one of which is going to be a game changer as well is “Virtual Reality“.
Now, just move forward to read detailed information about virtual reality. 😀
Virtual reality (VR) is a synthetic environment that is developed by computer with software to stimulate a realistic experience. The deeply engaging environment can be similar to the real world to suspend users believe and accept it as a real environment. So, virtual reality basically means “ near to reality”.
Technically, Virtual reality term is used to define “ a three-dimensional computer-generated domain” which can be investigated and interacted with by a person. That person becomes part of that virtual world and is able to operate the objects or perform a series of actions.
Everything which we know about our reality comes through our senses. Our experiences of reality is a mixture of sensory information and our brain making sense mechanisms of that information.
A human being has five senses which include hearing, touch, taste, sight, and smell. But on a computer, virtual reality is principally expert through two senses which are sight and sound.
So, simply virtual reality is a belief, interactive 3D computer-created world that we can explore to feel real there, both mentally and physically. VR is much more different which make us think, actually living inside a completely believable virtual world.
Virtual reality is work as a marketing buzzword for captivating, interactive video games or 3D movies and television Programs. When we search “Virtual Reality” in our cellphones application store, we will find hundreds of hits. Virtual reality can be divided into:
- Fully immersive
- Augmented reality
To understand the divisions of virtual reality, we have to discuss each type individually.
1. Fully immersive
To experience VR completely, we require three objects.
1st, a credible and stylishly comprehensive virtual world to investigate; a computer model.
2nd a strong computer which can discover what we are going and adjust our practice according to actual time. So just like reality, what we see or hear convert as fast as we move.
3rd, the hardware of a computer which fully engaging us in the virtual world as we roam around.
2. Non- immersive
A fully realistic flight simulator on a home PC may be considered as non-immersive virtual reality, especially if it uses a very wide screen, with headphones and a real joystick and other controls.
Not everyone wants to be fully immersed in a different reality. An architect might build a detailed 3D model of a new building to show to clients that can be explored on a desktop computer by moving a mouse.
Many people would categorize that as a kind of virtual reality, even if it doesn’t fully engage them.
Collaboration is the idea of sharing an experience in a virtual world with other people, often in real time or something very close to it. The virtual world games meet the criteria of believable, interactive computer-created and explorable but they don’t really engage us fully.
One thing that games offer cutting-edge VR classically doesn’t is a collaboration. Collaboration and sharing are likely to become important features of VR in future.
In 1980 to 1990s, the Virtual reality was one of the fastest-growing technologies but the fastest rise of World Wide Web mostly destroy the interest after that. However, computer scientists invent a way of building virtual worlds on the web by using technology analogous called Virtual Reality Markup Language (VRML).
People were much more interested in the new ways the Web gave them. With Facebook’s growing interest technology. The future of VR seems likely to be both Web-based and collaborative.
5. Augmented Reality
Augmented Reality is the type of VR technology that mix what we see in real surroundings with digital content generated by computer software. The additional software-generated images with the virtual scene mostly enhance how the real surroundings look in some way.
Some AR system use camera to capture the user’s surrounding or some type of display screen which the user looks at.
Today VR is usually implemented by using computer technology. There are range systems that are used for this purpose, such as headsets, omnidirectional treadmills, and special gloves. These are used to actually stimulate our senses together in order to create the illusion of reality.
It is more difficult than it sounds since our sense and brain are developed to provide us with a finely synchronized and mediated experience. Virtual reality technology needs to take our physiology into account.
Look, If an implementation of virtual reality manages to get the mixture of hardware, software and sensory synchronicity just right it achieves something known as a “sense of presence” ( where the subjects really feel like they are present in that environment.
Immersive film and video games are good examples of VR application. The entertainment industry is after all a multi-billion dollar one and consumers are always eager for novelty.
There is a vast variety of application for VR which includes:
- The arts
Virtual reality and its fellow augmented reality could substantively change the way we interact with our digital technologies. It’s continuing the trend of humanizing our technology.
Well, in my point of view, virtual reality is going to play a key role in the fluke of revolutionary 2018. We are just waiting for this rarity technology to take the world to whole next level 🙂