The Evolution of Virtual Reality

THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION has changed the way we live, work and play. Art has gone from brushstrokes to pixels. And all our communications have been reduced to bits and bytes. But now, the cutting edge of digital technology is intended to recreate this “analog” look and feel. New devices that connect the real and human world with your computer.

What is virtual reality? If we take the meaning of these two words, it brings the virtual world to the real world of humans to experience near reality. So virtual reality means near-reality, this basically means anything but it usually refers to a specific type of reality emulation. It is a computer technology combining the physical environments or props, to generate realistic images sounds and other sensations that a user physically experiences in a virtual or imaginary environment.

In Technical terms, virtual reality is used to describe a three-dimensional, computer-generated environment which can explore and interacted by humans so anyone can become a part of the virtual world or get immersed into the virtual environment to manipulate objects or perform a series of actions.

There are many types of VR systems available but all share the same characteristics such as the plus they change as the person moves around their environment which corresponds with the change in their field of vision. The aim is for a seamless join between the person’s head and eye movements and the appropriate response, e.g. change in perception. This ensures that the virtual environment is both realistic and enjoyable.

The aim is for a natural, free-flowing form of interaction which will result in a memorable experience of the unreal world with a little real experience.

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