What is virtual reality?

Virtual reality is used to play games and watch videos and movies like never before. It gives you the feeling of being in a totally different environment than the one you are actually in. Those environments are created through a computer and it simulates this three dimensional world that feels real, where you can manipulate stuff and explore it. You can visit virtual world while staying in the comfort of your home and be totally immersed in the action.

Before you were seeing what is happening on your TV, now it is happening all around you just like you are inside the game or video. This way, all the horror games you’ve been playing on your TV will be even scarier, all the thriller movies you’ve been watching where you hold your breath will be more breathtaking or playing a character game (MMORPG) like World of Warcraft by example, instead of creating a character you will be the character, you will be inside the game killers monster and completing quests.

Virtual reality has been around for a while, in was first used to trained soldier’s and pilots in combat simulator without risking any lives, also with doctors before operating on a real patient. Now, it can be used by anybody to play games, watch videos, test-drive your favorite car, or visit your dream home.

It’s in the last few years that we made great advancement towards this technology we taught it will be the future but now the future is already here and also it’s not as expensive as we taught, like the Oculus Rift, which the pre-order are 600$, sure it’s a lot of money but for something this revolutionary I think it’s all worth it.

There are also other ways to experience virtual reality with the only need of your smartphone thanks to Google Cardboard, you can have a taste of virtual reality for less than 20$ and let me tell you that you will be surprised at what you’re getting for this price.

The science behind it?

The way virtual reality works is with tracking sensor on the headset device that will follow your head movement, this way it will know what images to show you to make you feel in a different environment, and our brain will actually perceive this new environment as real, with sound the immersion will feel even realer. You will only see and hear the new world that is generated by a computer so the possibilities are endless.

If you look at your right in real life you will see what’s happening on your right in your new virtual environment. With more advanced technology, you will have sensor’s on all part’s of your body so you can use your arms and legs inside the game. You will be able to walk, run, crawl, turn around, you can use your arms to grab stuff, open door, hold a weapon.

Here’s a video explanation of how this technology works

 

Gaming and much more!

Virtual reality is made to revolutionize gaming that we know, instead of looking at a screen you are literaly inside the game, everywhere you move, everything you do is a new immersive environment. Instead of moving a joystick you will be turning your head around to explore your new three dimentional space.

If you love racing game you will be able to play new by being inside the driver seat of a car and look all around you just like you are really driving. With a first person shooter you will be direclty into the battlefield in the middle of gunfires and explosions. You can even created your own personalized world.

This new technology will not only revolutionize gaming but our everyday life. You will be able to test-drive a car that you like just by sitting at home.

If you are on the market for a new home you will be able to visit real estate just by putting on your headset.

There is still a lot to come for virtual reality, and it can only get better and better.

Also, if you have any questions about virtual reality,  leave me a comment below I will be happy to help you! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

Emile

Founder of allaboutvirtualreality.com