The Future of Virtual Reality Technology
While virtual reality technology was first introduced into mainstream society for the purpose of entertainment, there are plenty of ways in which VR technology will change the way we live in the future. As VR technology becomes more prevalent, it will become more accessible and affordable to average people and here we look at which industries will benefit.
The most obvious and readily-available use of VR technology at this time is gaming, but the technology isn’t as prevalent as industry insiders would like it to be. With the largely prohibitive cost of gaming VR technology, it is unlikely that it will be supported by all games in the immediate future. However, if you do get a chance to try it, you’ll be treated to an entirely immersive gaming experience.
The use of VR technology for watching films is something that has been spoken about with almost childlike excitement for quite some time now. Think about the last 3D film you watched and then consider what it would be like to not only watch the film, but be a part of it. The concept is currently theoretical at best, but the possibilities are endless.
Most people interested in travel have at some point been sucked into a Google Maps rabbit-hole, exploring the cities they would love to visit via Google Street View. Now, imagine what it would be like to travel the world from the comfort of your own home using VR technology? Much like how AFL betting odds are readily available online! Walk the city streets and experience the hustle and bustle at your own pace without having to renew your passport.
Surgeons currently make sure of plastic models or people who have left their bodies to science in order to perfect their operating techniques, but VR technology could change the medical field forever. A fully-interactive, accurately modelled specimen suffering from a variety of ailments which require surgery could be the best use of VR technology yet.
Pilots already make use of flight simulators during their training, but much like surgeons could largely benefit from the use of VR technology. Thanks to the realism of VR technology, pilots in training would gain almost real-world experience without the hazards of injury, before heading to a real plane to hone their skills.
Improving Quality of Life
There are many people who are not able to experience life as fully as the able-bodied and VR technology could give them the access to environments which are currently off-limits to them. Imagine being able to skydive or hike the Inca Train to Machu Picchu Mountain without having to take a single step?
The Final Frontier
Space exploration is something that has always been off-limits to average people, but VR technology could be the answer to experiencing the Final Frontier. Scientists currently make use of cameras sent into space in order to see parts of outer space still out of reach to people and average people may in future be able to visit Mars or the Moon using VR headsets.