Playstation 5 is rapidly becoming one of the latest hits among teenagers, going out of stock before even hitting the stocks! As a game console by Sony, Playstation 5 is most famous for being one of the first products to use virtual reality (VR) to help enhance a player’s experience.
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Virtual reality and augmented reality are incredibly popular due to the fact that they imitate real life. Specifically, VR immerses the user in an environment while AR enhances their current environment. Although this technology trend has primarily been used for gaming thus far, it has also been used for training, as with VirtualShip, a simulation software used to train U.S. Navy, Army, and Coast Guard ship captains.
VR is expected to become a normal part of our lives, getting incorporated into education, gaming, health, travelling, and even video calls. Just imagine visiting a museum and getting to experience Van Gogh’s painting Starry Night. This technology will make you feel like a real-life Tony Stark!
Let’s discuss some examples. Virtual reality can be used in the education system, notably to teach doctors how to conduct a successful surgery or teach future teachers what it feels like to work at a school. A huge benefit of VR for such purposes is in helping young students explore future careers or even affirm their current interests.
The Future for VR
The global AR and VR market is expected to grow to $209.2 billion by 2022, only creating more opportunities in the trending technology and welcoming more professionals ready for this game-changing field. If you’re interested in becoming a VR expert, don’t feel intimidated! Becoming a virtual reality expert doesn’t require a wide amount of skills. If you have basic programming skills and the motivation to learn them, then you’ll be just fine.
Written by Chanisda Von Der Luehe and Amanda Y