With the technological advancements that are taking over the simplest tasks in our lives, Virtual Reality is a way to take some edge off and have fun for some people. A novice will define virtual Reality as a fun game that could turn to an embarrassing video on Instagram or YouTube if not handled well. You really can’t blame them, can you? They see a fun game; they play. Simple! Virtual Reality goes beyond the games we play at the cinemas and parties. In a couple of years, Virtual Reality might play an essential function in our day to day activities but do we have an idea of what it is about? Virtual Reality (VR, which is not to be confused with Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality) in layman term means creating a world different from that which you are in to give you a different ‘virtual’ experience. Virtual in that term means that everything you relate to in the virtual world is not real. The strange thing is this knowledge does not help when you are in Virtual Reality. It came into limelight in the 1800s about the same time as photography though it’s the prototype that was formulated in 1838.
Before this comes to be a part of our lives, let’s examine some cons, shall we?
1. Seizures, discomfort, twitches, eye exhaustion, discomfort, and swoons are some of the mild cons of excess use of VR. This applies to individuals that might have never experienced any of the above symptoms all their lives.
2. Every time you participate in virtual reality exercises, you run a risk of exposing yourself to mass surveillance. This can be being used to develop various techniques that can affect human behavior in the nearest future. Creepy right?
3. Some future adverse effects also include problems with interpersonal, communication, and cognitive skills.
Don’t freak out! Virtual Reality has a lot of advantages, which include entertainment purposes (gaming), educational, and military purposes. There is also a form of VR known as Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET), which is an open exposure form of therapy that treats disorders such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxieties, and Phobias. Employees can also use VR to develop skills or solve problems without the consequence of failing at a task.
When will the takeover happen?
Virtual Reality has briefly surfaced in the world of gaming, entertainment, business, and education. But the technology is slower than some fans might have anticipated.
An analyst weighed the stage at which Virtual Reality is now with the “pre-iPhone” period of the smartphone. These devices existed before the iPhone was launched. But most users didn’t find them exciting. However, when the iPhone came, it quickly changed the smartphone into something everyone wants.
Presently, Virtual Reality is in a similar state, with genuine excitement about its abilities. And it might come sooner or later, or not come at all. Ultimately, VR wouldn’t be the first gadget that fades into oblivion. That aside, Virtual Reality has a lot of prospects, which could be the solution to some 21st-century crises. Before we get to the Virtual Reality Takeover stage, technology would have found ways to deal with some of the cons of this invention. In the instance that it does not, we will learn to live with the advantages and disadvantages of Virtual Reality.