Technology is changing faster than ever these days, and it can be hard to keep up. Everyone has seen a Virtual Reality headset on TV or in a movie, but what does “Virtual Reality” really mean? How does it work?
Virtual Reality is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by the user. That Virtual Reality user becomes part of this virtual world and is immersed within the new environment. The experience allows the human brain to perceive a “sense of presence” in the “virtual environment.”
How Does Virtual Reality Work?
A Virtual Reality environment requires 3 things: A Virtual Reality headset (such as Oculus Rift), a computer with an upgraded graphics card, and high-quality Virtual Reality media (either a 360 game or a 360 video). This combination of hardware, software, and media work together to stimulate our senses and create the illusion of reality.
In the virtual environment that is presented to our senses, the experience feels as if we were really there. A host of technologies are responsible for this technically complex feat that carefully augments our perception and cognition.
What is Virtual Reality Used For?
Virtual Reality is making an appearance in a number of industries including:
- Events and Promotion
- The Arts
3 Trends in Virtual Reality for 2018
- Virtual Reality is Going Mainstream – It is projected that there will be 171 million active Virtual Reality users in 2018. The size of the industry and the number of Virtual Reality consumers is growing exponentially!
- Expect More 360 Videos – The number of 360 videos available to download on sites like YouTube is increasing. Major brands, as well as individuals, are learning that 360 videos get much more engagement online and create a more interesting experience!
- The Cost of Virtual Reality Equipment is Falling – The top Virtual Reality equipment brands are slashing prices in the hopes of winning the customers over. Newer, more advanced models of Virtual Reality headsets are being released at accessible prices.
Many have already decided to leverage the power of Virtual Reality in order to capture important and engaging moments for others to see. The strength of this new media technology enables Virtual Reality users to capture important, high-value moments in beautiful 360°, 4k HD, 5.1 surround sound, so they can be shared with others and remembered forever.
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