Virtual reality is a buzz word in these digital days. VR is one of the greatest future technologies among the Industry 4.0. The latest revolution in the industries is Industry 4.0. You will probably never go to the space, swim under the deep sea with dolphins, run an Olympic 1000 meters, or play cricket in a big stadium. All these things are possible virtually by the help of virtual reality technology.
What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality is an artificial/virtual environment that is created with the sophisticated software and hardware and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment. On a computer, virtual reality is primarily experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound.
Virtual reality means simulating bits of our world (or completely imaginary worlds) using high-performance computers and sensory equipment. Virtual Reality’s most immediately-recognizable component is a head-mounted display (HMD) unit. People are living human beings and can feel the physical world. The biggest difference between Virtual Reality systems and physical world is the display technology. Major players in Virtual Reality include HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR (PSVR)
Apart from games and entertainment, it’s long been used for training airline pilots and surgeons and for helping scientists to figure out complex problems such as the structure of protein molecules.
Virtual Reality Vs Augmented Reality
Need of Virtual Reality
A lot of effort is needed to develop a virtual reality application. What makes the development of virtual reality worthwhile? The potential entertainment value is clear. Now a day’s people are crazy to watch films and video games. The entertainment industry is after all a multi-billion dollar one and consumers are always keen on novelty. Virtual reality has many other, more serious, applications as well.
There are a wide variety of applications for virtual reality which include:
Virtual reality can lead to new and exciting discoveries in the near future which impact upon our day to day lives.
Virtual reality plays a crucial role wherever it is too dangerous, expensive or impractical to do something in reality; virtual reality is the one and only choice. From fighting pilots training to critical medical applications like trainee surgeons, virtual reality allows us to take virtual risks in order to gain real world experience.
As the cost of virtual reality goes down and it becomes a mainstream application for training the people in different areas. We can expect more applications such as education or productivity. Virtual reality and augmented reality could substantively change the way we interface with our digital technologies.
There may be a huge man power requirement in the VR in the near future.