The Future of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR), a computer-generated image or environment that is created which allows the user to interact with something in a realistic way, is becoming ever-present in our day-to-day lives. VR is transforming both our leisure activities through headset games, but also the way that we work and interact with different daily services. 

Whilst it has been debated as to whether the internet of things and virtual reality is set to make an impact on our lives like smartphones have, for example, it was in 2012 that VR seemed to make itself known once again at a videogame show. 

Following this, in 2014, Facebook purchased Oculus, a headset company, and the devices became more mainstream. Virtual reality headsets allow people to bridge the gap between digital and reality and experience a new, artificial realm. 

Next year, it is expected that advancements in virtual reality technology will improve and mean that the user won’t be able to tell the difference between reality and the digital world. So what is the future of virtual reality? In terms of industry changes, it is expected that VR is set to aid the healthcare industry through its use in training processes, and help HR during the hiring process. It’s also anticipated that VR will be able to keep us company when we’re lonely and change how we shop and try on clothes too. 

Take a look at the graphic below to find out more. 

Future of VR

Which of these predictions do you expect to see become a reality? And which do you think you’ll use? With virtual reality being used in both a personal and professional capacity, it’s set to become present in our lives one way or another.