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VR & AR: Ready for take-off?

VR & AR: Ready for take-off?

We’ve heard about it for decades, but is VR, with its trusty side-kick AR, finally ready for prime-time?  Over the holidays, we all watched the commercials with people of all ages laughing, gasping, crying as they were submerged into a deeper reality.  It’s only now that we’re seeing the potential, and how amazing it truly is.

Prevalent in the gaming world, augmented reality blends real-world with virtual world, allowing users to interact with virtual content in a real setting.  Let that sink in for a minute.  Imagine where that will take us.  Here’s just a sampling from the floor of CES2017.

AR goes beyond any other experience and its applications are as infinite as its experiences.  We’ll explore the gear in another post.  For now, just fathom where this incredible technology can transport you to…..

Where you live: Take a destination vacation, virtually

Where you work: Recruiting, training, visualization and providing a real connection for your remote workforce. 

Where you play:  Pokemon was the tip of the gaming iceberg. Six flags partners with Samsung to launch a VR Roller coaster! And mixed reality? Coming soon to an Xbox near you (2018)!  

Where you shop:  VR/AR enhances experiential marketing and customer engagement

Where you heal: Imagine if your surgical team had access to augmented reality?   And for those experiencing low vision (blurry vision, tunnel vision or blind spots that can’t be corrected), a University of Califorinia, Berkeley Professor is working to bring a lower cost aid to this community, helping to restore their sight.  

Where you learn: True abstract learning.  

Where you worship: I can only Imagine.

Ready for take-off?  At the speed of sound! Mr. Sulu, set course for Earth. Punch it!

Recommended reading:

https://www.cnet.com/news/gaming-vr-virtual-reality-ar-augmented-reality-help-restore-sight/

http://augray.com/blog/augmented-reality-virtual-reality-gaming/

http://augray.com/blog/augmented-reality-helps-reinventing-customer-engagement/