Virtual and augmented reality have been the topic of much fascinated conversation of late as more devices have been introduced for the consumer market. Primarily, the conversation has revolved around the potential for gaming that 3D images and an immersive experience offer. However, this technology has many more potential uses.
Here are just a few of the current and potential uses for virtual reality technology beyond gaming:
Watching movies in 3D can make you feel like you are part of the action. Now imagine watching movies through a VR headset that completely engulfs your field of vision. With the right framing in the movie, you can feel like a character in the scene. Or if you are watching a sports game, you can feel like you are sitting right in the bleachers.
Virtual reality can teach you everything from how to drive to how to conduct surgery. The headset can make you feel like you are in the driver’s seat and navigating obstacles or standing in the operating room and navigating the human body. The possibilities here are endless.
Whether you want to conduct guided meditation or actually take a relaxing vacation, a VR headset can help you do it. You can either go through a visual meditation with the assistance of the set, or you can feel like you are in an exotic land exploring shops and museums. You can visit famous places like the Louvre or the Sistine Chapel, or you can visit fantasy lands like new planets or places from literature.
Virtual reality is a powerful new technology that is only in its infancy. As it becomes more popular, it will broaden its scope and offer many more beneficial uses for home entertainment as well as research. We may only be limited in our imagination.