Virtual Reality: New age skinship?
“We are making a long term bet that immersive, virtual and augmented reality will become a part of people’s daily life”- Mark Zuckerberg
Have you ever thought about rowing in the Niagara Falls or singing on stage with Rolling Stones or dance on the moon? You know they’re something that is not possible in our reality. But what about another reality comes to fulfill all of these wishes without leaving your home? Virtual reality is here to fulfill all your wishes. Virtual reality means a computer generated scenario that stimulates experiences through perception and senses.
The environment in VR can be just like the real world. It can be more fantastical and more real and beautiful that is not possible in the original and physical reality. Researchers use VR in games to create a world within the games. But Researchers are using VR in training pilots or surgeons or to help scientists to solve complex problems.
Virtual reality or VR technology commonly uses specialized headsets or sensory equipment like gloves and other sensations that stimulate a person’s physical appearance in an imaginary environment. A person using virtual reality equipment is able to “look around” the artificial world, move around in it, and interact with virtual features or items. On a computer, virtual reality means the primary experienced through two of the five senses: sight and sound.
In 2015, Google appointed Michael Naimark as the first-ever “resident artist” in their new VR division. By 2016 there were at least 230 companies developing VR-related products. Facebook has 400 employees focused on VR development; Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Sony and Samsung all had dedicated AR and VR groups. VR is reaching to a point where within 2034 it will positively change the foundation of technology. In future, maybe we’ll be able to record historic events and experience them again through VR. How great that will be?