VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) are presumably two of the biggest trends in the entire technology (tech) world. Rise of VR can be seen in gaming applications and mapping software, but the question is: What is the future of this technology? How will VR influence on our day to day life?
The Future of VR
Simultaneous Localization And Mapping (SLAM) is the main focus when it comes to development at the minute. VR is able to quickly translate data from the real world (by using sensors) into the virtual one and the other way around. Simultaneous localization and mapping is currently used in Tesla Autopilot and call upon two elements of the car’s technology that let the vehicle process the surroundings in order to evade crashes, comprehend how much battery is left, and other indispensable pieces of information.
Many universities are investing in training their students deploying VR peripherals. The very first example that comes to the mind is medical-related—by placing the student into a top-notch represented situation. Encouraging the usage of VR peripherals can be a breaking point in order to better prepare surgeons and specialists in the subjects and operations that are naturally delicate.
Simulation Is Reaching the Next Level
Flight Simulator, the popular game for Windows, recently announced that its entire VR-based version will come into the future, rendering an experience close to the actual pilot training, which is currently done by many different companies. By stating that, we can conveniently say that future of such simulations will be relying on Virtual and Augmented Reality (AR) combined and not just in a video game-related scenario.
Better Mapping Systems
It is not a secret that Google always wanted to explore the VR world. What we can anticipate in the near future is the combination of floor AR (the one used to present 3D maps in the recent Google Maps application) and SLAM in order to present a realistic projection of the surroundings to enhance the user experience. It is also not a secret that maps will surely be VR focused in the near future. We need to wait till future how things will go along.
This is a pulsating time for VR and AR developers, there is no doubt about it. The entire tech market is moving towards that direction, and we can anticipate a huge business growth in the next few years. Virtual Reality is indeed taking over the world gradually.