Mixed Reality – The Future Of Digital Reality is Here
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February 4, 2019
The human race has been trying to capture the emerging technologies for a very long time now. The 1950s saw the kids playing with famous peer-through toys and confined flight simulators made their debut in the 1960s, but the actual idea of AR-VR is dated back even further.
In late 1930, sci-fi writers, tinkerers and inventors dreamt of a world where they could make an easy escape from reality through machines and art. The writings of the yesteryears sci-fi writers are a part of the real-time world, all thanks to the breathtaking AR-VR developments. These emerging technological advancements have helped us create high-tech frontiers which act as a catalyst for acceleration and change for several industries. As mobile, Big-Data Analytics, social, cloud technology and IoT(Internet of Things) even-up information access and the computing power, AR, VR and MR(Mixed Reality) continue to strengthen B2B and B2C interactions in the enterprise world.
In the present day scenario, technology has come at par with fiction, and experts predict an unprecedented growth in the AR-VR and MR(Mixed Reality, the newest kid in the block) industry.
When AR-VR meet MR
First thing first, let’s simplify the nomenclature. Virtual Reality, on the whole, can be referred to as an umbrella term for several technologies which fall under a similar category, but are different from the real-time virtual reality experience. But how are AR-VR-MR different from each other? Here’s a little snippet about each one of them-
Out the whole group of emerging technologies, this one is the most popular one.
VR, casually referred to as computer-generated simulation of a 3-D image or ambiance which can be connected using a seemingly physical or real way.
It’s deeply engaging, this is what tricks your senses to diverge into a whole new world. With the help of the Head-Mounted Displays(HMD) or VR headsets, you can experience a virtual world filled with imagination and sound-effects through which you can manipulate things and make movements using haptic controllers while being connected to a PC or console.
AR, is a technology which super-imposes digital information on the real-world elements, therefore providing us with a composite view. AR gives the center stage to the real-world but also enhances the complete experience by adding intricate digital details, adding new strata of perception, and enrich the environment or the real world. The AR trend is growing leaps and bounds in the past few years, tech giants Google ,
Facebook , Microsoft, Apple Snapchat etc. have committed themselves to make tactical moves towards AR.
This hybrid form of reality is basically an amalgamation of real-world and digital elements. It’s a blend of AR-VR with IoT(internet of things), making environments in which physical objects and virtual gadgets interact-using next-gen imaging and sensing technologies. Mixed reality allows you to give the virtual gadget in the users’ hands and gauge their feedbacks. It gives you the ability to keep one foot(or hand) in the world of reality and the other in the imaginary world, offering us an experience which can the way we work and play today.