In Mark Zuckerberg’s words, VR (Virtual Reality) has a ‘wild future’. Let’s find out why it is considered as a futuristic technology and how virtual worlds will influence our future in terms of marketing and businesses.
Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear, and Hololens are among the most amazing futuristic products based on this technology. Tech giant Google is also in the race of making VR devices. Facebook bought Oculus in 2014 in an attempt to gear up the process of making HMDs (Head Mounted Devices) or virtual reality headsets. The virtual reality technology seems promising. It has enormous potential that is yet to be revealed. Just wearing a headgear or goggles can transfer us to a different world, which is a fact that attracts many tech giants across the world including Microsoft, Samsung, Sony, and even Apple.
Gartner report resounds the importance
A recent Gartner report says that a huge interest prevails in making HMDs (the power behind VR and virtual reality glasses) shows that such technology will be used in a variety of consumer and business scenarios by 2018. In other words, it is fair to state that technology useful for making VR and AR devices is a futuristic technology and tech giants invest heavily in it for creating next-gen devices.
Although, VR is still in a nascent stage, we cannot rule out its importance by looking at Gartner’s report. As the most popular tech companies are coming up with their VR devices, days are not farther when people will embrace this technology.
Virtual reality is not only about gaming
Virtual reality games are highly popular, but that’s not all. Virtual reality is a blessing of technology for military and medical streams.
At present, VR doesn’t look like a business-focused technology, but its future is bright as it has got some innovative uses. The technology is useful in- a test drive of a product in an early development stage and after development without spending money, product evaluation, better understanding of data analysis, and so on.
Today, virtual reality goes beyond gaming; however, it can work as a gaming console to give more realistic gaming experience.
Mobile technology is a boost for virtual worlds
A smartphone can become a hub for VR and connected devices in the future. Although people are enjoying virtual reality, they are not willing to wear head-mounted wearables for experiencing the same. Therefore, the smartphone can become a next tool for both virtual and augmented reality. Also, mobile technology eases the Internet access that can further promote VR technology.
As conclusive remarks, we can say that VR has an open sky. It is a futuristic technology and, therefore, even if today it grows at a slow pace, tomorrow is bright and promising. Perhaps, this is the reason tech giants pour money in developing this technology.