Virtual reality has become a household name in today’s age of technology. Over the past year alone VR has continued to gain prominence with the releases of “Google Cardboard” and “Gear VR”. This year is expected to be just as big if not bigger for the virtual reality community with the releases of “Oculus“, the HTC Vive headset, and the new PlayStation VR by Sony.
As a video production company, we’re just as excited as everyone else is about the effects that the advancement of Virtual reality will have on entertainment, education and many other areas.
Virtual reality has taken entertainment value to a whole new level. Anyone who’s ever experienced VR knows that being fully immersed in a virtual world is much different than just looking at a 2D image. This concept of full immersion will transform the way we view movies, video games, and other attractions. Many theme parks are now using VR headsets as part of their attractions to enhance the ride experience.
Virtual reality also has the capability to change the way children are educated. Many teachers have problems with their students being engaged in the material they’re being taught. VR could be a solution to this problem because instead of reading a dull textbook to learn about history, students could just put a VR headset on and experience the event they’re reading about for themselves and become fully engaged and more interested in the subject.
Perhaps one of the most important factors that VR brings to the table is increased human empathy. What does this mean exactly? Imagine being able to put on a VR headset and experience life in a small village in a third world country for yourself? This technology is capable of providing us the ability to walk in another person’s shoes from a different culture or religion and live the way they live on a daily basis. Virtual reality has the power to bring the human race a little closer together without having to leave ones home.
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