What are Virtual and Augmented Realities
What’s the difference between augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)? It’s easy to get them confused. We live in virtual reality and augmented reality they seem to be hot buzzwords which have all heard before but what are they exactly and what’s the difference between them in this lesson we’ll take a look let’s start with VR in simple terms VR is a computer-generated simulation or replacement of one’s environment.
Augmented reality, or AR, allows people to add digital elements into their actual environment. You’ve probably interacted with this technology already. Pokémon Go, social apps, and even the NFL all use AR.
Meanwhile, virtual reality, or VR, is a wholly immersive experience that allows the user to interact with a new virtual world.
VR requires special hardware, like an Oculus Rift headset, only a small portion of the population can jump in on the action. That’s why we suggest AR for the business interested in testing out these emerging technologies.
With no clear brand leading the pack, businesses that invest in AR early will be able to provide new, memorable content experiences for their customers — and possibly see a huge payoff.
Both AR and VR technologies are very interesting and got a feeling that both are the foundation for the mobile and desktop apps of the future. With big companies like Microsoft, Apple, Facebook trying to bring these technologies into the business sector, is only a matter of time till AR and VR will become a normality in our daily lives.