Society is on its way towards full-scale digitalisation and technology is developing faster than ever before. The second decade of 2000 feels like a turning point for many industries relying on software, and developers have their engines working at full capacity in order to deliver the products that the world requires. These developments will not only affect the way we do business. Every new feature will have an effect on the way we live, the way we communicate and the way we have fun.
Technology Has Changed Our Habits
Using technology in order to satisfy your entertainment needs can be anything from using your computer to play video poker at an online casino, to live streaming a theatrical Broadway masterpiece from the comfort of your own home. It can bring you closer to your loved ones and help you make new friends from all over the world. The ability to do the above and even more than just the above is something that modern society takes for granted, but if you were to ask a person that was born over 60 years ago, they would tell you a very different story about the way things used to be before technology took over our lives.
Virtual Reality Is the Next Big Thing
Virtual reality technology is not just about putting on that gigantic helmet and looking at landscapes. It is a form of technology that can revolutionise the way we live our lives. Some exaggerate by comparing the concept of virtual reality to the real world, calling it “genuine reality” but the truth is not very far from that, says TheGuardian. There are many limitations to what one can do while being in a virtual environment, but VR technology is just at the beginning of its life cycle and this means that the things one will be able to do virtually in the years to come will have nothing in common with what one can do today. Spending more time in a virtual environment will gradually become the new normal, just as working remotely gradually became the new normal for many professionals all over the world.
How Can VR Enhance One’s Entertainment Experience?
For the time being, the closest the cinema industry has gotten to virtual reality is 3D movies and this feature seems to have lost its glamour. Even though it was really big when it was first introduced in movies such as Avatar and Life of Pi, viewers started going back to normal viewings. The introduction of VR elements in cinematography may help make things more interesting, and it seems like the industry has gotten the message, as producers are slowly starting to incorporate VR technology in their upcoming projects, according to GlobalNews. As for VR gaming which has been around for quite some time, it is now a step before entering its second generation. Major gaming developers are in the process of updating their hardware, and soon they will be ready to launch a new generation of VR titles and VR gadgets.
Are Touchable Holograms Something Realistic?
Lately, the term Metaverse has become something of a trend. Through it, people believe that communication will go to a whole new level, and they might not be wrong, as the things that will come once the Metaverse goes global will change the way societies work. The developments taking place are only at the very early stages, and because of that, people are still not 100% sure about what the Metaverse will bring. What we know right now is that VR technology is going to change our interactions, as our avatars will take our place in the digital world. However, in a few years, we may even get to interact with one another through technologies that will allow for touchable holograms.
Last Updated: March 9, 2022