For now, VR is mostly used for gaming, yet imagine the horizons the technology can reach once it becomes cheaper and more popular? Here are a few examples of implementing various tendencies into the virtual world for a time when almost every house could boast at least one headset:
Education is the need of the hour, but the traditional teaching and learning methods have become far outdated, leading many to question, “How can we change the way we deliver education.” VR technology and its advancements have led to people looking at intuitive methods of spreading education to the masses.
As our world is constantly evolving digitally, our mode of delivery of knowledge needs to develop at the same rate. The use we make of the digital world today ends at searching for information on the internet or attending online lectures. VR technology can take traditional learning up a notch by helping students retain more information in a more engaging manner. Not everyone’s mind is designed to absorb words written on paper. Visual learners require stronger stimulants.
VR technology provides an “in body” experience like none others. People get to be more hands-on with their learning process by actually being part of the setting they’re being taught. This virtual reality concept can be extended to medical learning, where students can experience first-hand what’s it like being in an operation theatre performing the surgery.
Ever chatted with someone on Tinder only to be left ghosted for hours? Or felt the need to meet the person but distance becomes an obstacle? Virtual reality can solve this issue. Online dating is a very new field on its own; the emergence of VR technology seems like an idea that’ll take a long time to realize. Despite the growing popularity of dating site meetwild, their PR team does not deny the fact that VR technology will become an integral part of any dating service in the coming years.
However, dating online and mixing virtual reality with it is sure to bring the best of both worlds. You can meet without leaving your house and experience what it’s like to go on dates without investing money in the dates themselves. As of yet, there’s been no news of distanced-VR dates, but surely it’ll not be a thing of the future.
Entertainment is a stress-reliever for many. Be it video games, watching movies, going to concerts, or watching sports matches, we all have something we indulge in. However, sometimes even the most exciting of matches or movies fail to cure boredom. There’s nothing like being in the moment to experience the games or movies on the big screen or in the stadium.
But things like setting foot out of your house seem like a far catch with this on-going pandemic, and sometimes our pockets don’t allow us to indulge in our hobbies. VR technology can change that by providing a truly immersive experience where you feel like you’re at a concert, in the stadium, or at the movie theatre.
Virtual gaming has also taken a step in the right direction. Many people within the gaming industry realize the evolutionary experience virtual reality can bring to the table and have incorporated it to provide players with the best gaming experience possible.
VR has become a staple in the education and entertainment sectors, but many industries have also shown great interest in the potential the technology possesses. The automotive industry has invested in virtual reality to allow engineers to design and test out prototypes before manufacturing expensive parts. Moreover, the healthcare industry has incorporated technology into learning models to prepare future doctors for real-life encounters and complex surgeries.
Other than that, the fashion or retail industry has stepped on the bandwagon to test the benefits VR technology can bring to the table. Since then, it has allowed models and designers to try on outfits without entering changing rooms, eliminating their need altogether, saving space, time, and manpower required.