Virtual Reality (or short for VR) is the use of technology to create a simulated environment for a user. Unlike traditional user interfaces, VR places the user inside an experience allowing them to get immersed and able to interact with 3D worlds.
It’s quite obvious that Virtual Reality is the future. But have you ever wondered about how it is going to impact our lives? Here’s an insight for you all,
Gaming is the obvious segment which will be impacted by VR, and there are already major games which are developed using VR tech. It’s just a matter of time where these games become affordable to common people.
3D technology has already improved the experience of watching movies. But with VR coupled with 3D, you could actually watch the movie and explore the movie along with the actors.
Virtual Reality can actually let you travel across the world from your home. You could explore the museums, buildings, falls, go hiking, camping etc. from the comfort of your home.
VR technologies allow surgeons to practise their techniques and also help them in real-time during the actual surgery to improve their preciseness.
Space exploration is not going to affordable anytime near future. But with VR technology, anybody can experience and explore the space like never before.
Virtual Reality is going to enhance your online shopping experience and let you explore the virtual shops from remote locations. It will also enable us to try the products without actually buying the products.
A multi-billion dollar market which will be impacted by Virtual Reality is Real Estate. It’s going to bring the “Real” in the real estate. From designing your home, interior designing, neighbourhood tour, renting properties, furnishing, etc. there is an endless possibility of VR in real estate.
Training people for a hazardous and complex task can now happen without investing time and cost. You can expose them to real-life complex situations through VR to train and understand their behaviour.
VR can only reach the masses if there is enough useful VR content produced. So there is going to be a huge demand for VR content producers in the coming days. It’s not going to be easy to create content in VR, but we can VR itself to teach and guide people on how to create VR content.
Online education space is evolving and quickly adopted by millennials. Online education, coupled with Virtual Reality, is going to change the way how students and teachers are going to interact. It allows students to experience and interact with the teaching rather than hearing the boring lectures. From elementary schools to universities to technical schools, VR will emerge as an attractive avenue to deliver content and improve the learning experience.
Virtual Reality has a lot of potential in helping humans simulate real-life situations, particularly those that are hard to emulate. Emergency situations like natural disasters are difficult to respond, but Virtual Reality will help us prepare, plan, and practice these situations which could save millions of lives when actual problem pop-up.
New Hire Training
Currently, existing employees have to invest their productive time to train new hires. But with VR technology, they can prepare the training sessions and offer the new team member to practice and prepare with an instructor. They can also evaluate them in real-life situations and problems. This will help in increasing productivity, faster onboarding and better screening of qualified employees.
Exercising requires a lot of motivation for common people. Now you can go cycling or running in the streets of any part of the world, adjust the weather conditions, music etc. from the comfort of your home. Get trained by world-class trainers, get personalized and customized tips and tricks. Get involved in your sports activity along with your favourite sportsperson. The possibilities are endless.
Of course, this is only the beginning. The technology is still evolving, and there are far more use cases on how Virtual Reality is going to impact our lives. Soon, we’ll see it become an integral part of our daily lifestyle. Perhaps it has already started in a few countries as well, but soon we’ll see its usage as well.