Imagine this scene – a group of students guided by their teacher are visiting a heritage site. The students get to explore the heritage site and see many features in close detail. However, what if you were told that they are doing all this while still being inside the classroom? ‘How is that possible unless their classroom itself is the heritage site?’ you may ask. The answer is ‘Virtual reality’. ‘Well, all that is great for science fiction. Let’s talk about something that is possible today’ you may say. The answer is ‘It is possible today!’
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After the release of Google Cardboard, Google is getting ready to take virtual reality even more seriously, with a new division dedicated to virtual reality being created. The fact that huge names like Google and Facebook are giving a lot of attention to virtual reality shows that the technology holds a lot of promise. Even Microsoft can be included, although the company’s focus is on augmented reality rather than virtual reality.
Just imagine that you are standing inside a kitchen and taking a look at the cabinets, countertop, cabinets etc. However, you are not too impressed with the space, and you feel that the colours are not right, that the kitchen island is dominating the entire space etc. You feel that the space lacks warmth and doesn’t seem inviting. No, this is not the kitchen that you would like to have in your own house. However, what if you could instantly fix all of this kitchen’s negative points? What if you could mould it according to your ideas of what a kitchen should look like?
The past few years have seen great developments in virtual reality. One notable addition to the world of virtual reality has been that of Everest VR. Everest VR is among the most realistic virtual environments that have been developed with 300,000 high-resolution photographs going into recreating Mount Everest in the virtual world – a recreation that was developed with contributions from the effects team behind the film Gravity.
There was a time when virtual reality was mostly associated with just video games. However, all that is changing with people now becoming aware of virtual reality’s multiple applications. More and more fields are seeing the potential of virtual reality and using it as an effective tool. Let us take a close look at virtual reality’s wide spectrum of applications.