Modern vision of Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality, also known as VR, is a modern trend that is going to last for a while – like, for a really long time. And there is a pretty good reason for it, as VR about five times better than cinema, music or sweets, covering all six senses that out body can use to communicate with the world around us.
Sounds good? Well, it’s takes some time for a rising technology to take its well-deserved place on the market. Also, its current stage of development has many weak points, standing at a loss when questions of VR-Brain communication come.
But, let’s leave those problems to research teams, and consider another point of view.
What exactly will this technology bring into our daily life, and how exactly are Virtual reality worlds better than the original one?
Dreamers and fantasy-writers were thinking about such question long before VR came close to actual release, and partially we must thank them for their ideas, which drive the development and lead us to new heights. From wild joy to dark antiutopia – their opinion on how will VR influence our life vary on a huge scale. Still, most of their concepts had a few “requirements” that were meant to be present in any VR system:
- some kind of tool, computer or device to temporary displace our brain’s perception of reality
- social impact, which leads to new opportunities for entire humanity in different aspects of life
So, are we there yet? Actually, almost. Current state of Virtual reality development needs just a few steps forward to fulfill those tasks.
But what machines and devices are used for VR? At the moment almost every human is able to ‘taste’ VR on his smartphone, computer or gaming console – by using special VR goggles. Their main task is to adapt image of 2D screens for perception of our eyes, which is not fit to receive data in a traditional, square format. While adapting the image, goggles also serve another important tasks: to prevent us from seeing anything that’s not meant to be shown to us by VR systems; to analyze the angle between our head and ground, allowing image on in-goggle screens to move simultaneously, thus preventing our brain from mistrust on a deep level.
As we all understand, goggles and smartphones are not the perfect match to our high expectations for future of VR development. As scientists say, next step of VR development will be made with the help of full-body machines that not only control our senses, but also prevent negative impact to our body caused by long time periods that will be spent in life sessions.
This future is pretty distant, but speed and efficiency of our developers makes it closer each day!