Augmented reality (AR) vs Virtual reality (VR) vs Mixed reality (MR)
Hey everyone, today we are going to talk about the mind-blowing technology which is revolutionizing the present and the future that is none other than the immersive technologies comprising of Virtual reality, Augmented reality, and Mixed reality. These are amongst the fastest-growing technologies to do so.
What is immersive Technology in a nutshell? Immersive technologies create or extend reality, and this is done by immersing the user in a digital environment having applications in different domains.
This technology is gaining momentum with every passing day and transforming and helping imagine the future.
What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality uses headsets to create a simulated environment and helps an individual to emerge into it an entirely different reality however the historical journey of virtual reality begins back in the 1800s this marvelous Idea has been evolving from the time practical photography came into existence
Modern Heilig invented the first VR device called Sensorama in 1957.
It is considered one of the earliest VR systems however the term virtual reality was coined later by Jaron Lanier in 1987 on his intense research on this evolving technology.
A lot of companies are investing billions of dollars in this we are sector some of the best products are the Nintendo LeBeau VR kit, Sony PlayStation VR, Lenovo Mirage & many more.
Some of the virtual reality systems that are used in day-to-day life are Class VR used by Students.
Facebook is coming up with a new idea called Facebook horizon which is an ever-expanding community where you can explore play and create
It helps you to define physics and reality and experience that’s impossible and we also so have BR 316 which is a 360-degree audio-visual simulation it allows the user to look around in any direction just like how they look and observe things in real life you can experience anything from standing on top of pyramid two enjoying Tomorrowland sitting at home isn’t that wonderful?
The involvement of virtual reality in gaming would be an out-of-world experience.
Now let’s dive into Augmented Reality (AR)!
It is a technology that projects computer-generated augmentations on top of reality helping us perform tasks better and efficiently.
AR which falls in between reality and virtual reality is a method used to render real-world data and present it intuitively so that virtual elements reassemble the present reality to an extent.
Revolution doesn’t stop here have you ever tried to catch Pokemon using Pokemon go or any furniture using the Ikea app 30,000 made possible by the technology called augmented reality it has been raging in popularity over the past few years and the revolution is not stopping anytime soon it is giving brands the power to provide their customers with unique experiences that can prove to be the difference between purchase and dropout let’s have a quick look at the history of AR.
Well if you think air is a new technology e-mail, on the contrary, it has been around for numerous decades Ivan Sutherland developed the first AR gadget called Sword of Damocles in 1968.
This is time to use computer graphics to show users simple wireframe drawings from Pokemon go to training future surgeons augmented reality starting to infiltrate many industries of our society today but what exactly is augmented reality looking into the most popular application of AR like Google maps which place digital directions on top of the real world and shows you where to walk next we have Google lens, It is another application that enhances the search experience, With Google lens you don’t have to type your query, just open the app and aim at what you want to learn about and google. It will identify the object and give you all the essential details about it.
Next lined up technology is known as Mixed Reality (MR),
It is all about blending the real world with virtual reality and like augmented reality users interact with virtual objects and what was nearly impossible a few years ago and was limited to our imagination like interacting with your favorite Marvel or DC superhero is now possible because of MR Technology.
Does it seems similar to Augmented reality??
We can call it AR 2.0
Augmented reality and mixed reality are still at their initial levels however the investment made in these technologies is over 4 billion dollars and the future of MR is not so distant.
Their application is sent fast and its main uses are in the fields of education, training, sports, health care, space missions and even construction.
The best example of MR is the Microsoft Hololens which is just a pair of smart glasses it allows you to experience a 3D hologram that is meant seamlessly into the real environment you can interact with argumentation using your bare hands and get all the information you need.
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