Virtual reality is the technology we are all eagerly awaiting. Even though devices like Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR have come out to the public, they are still pretty much in their infancy. These devices are among the first generation of VR and as with every first generation devices we can see their limitations, but we can also see their potential.
Vive, Oculus, and PlayStation VR mainly focus on gaming experiences, but that is their way to enter the mainstream market. VR is more than gaming and everybody knows that. Right now companies are experimenting with new ways to interact with people using VR devices and even new ways to market products to consumers.
We can already use VR for chatting on social media or providing a corporate audience with events and tours. Ikea can even allow us to walk around and interact with a virtual kitchen.
The future of the VR looks bright, but it still has a long way to go. Of course, the naysayers may point to how this could lead to even more sedentary lifestyles than we have now, when we can just stay at home in front of a computer screen or our VR machines. There was enough opposition to google glass, despite its amazing potential, that I don’t see anyone walking around immersed in a VR world just yet.
Learn what the actual future will look like with the technology that is expected to be bigger than TV within the next decade.