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Today we are going to discuss a new technology adopted by Facebook. i.e. virtual reality. Before we move on let’s discuss it in detail. On October 28, 2021, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that they are changing the name of Facebook Inc to Meta. Meta is a short form of the metaverse. Which is an immersive next-generation version of the internet that relies heavily on the technology called digital reality technology. The idea of the metaverse is derived from the fiction novel “Snow Crush” written by Neal Stephenson. Team technology magazine is committed to giving you up-to-date technology-related news. So, the purpose of the meta is to give really feeling while you interact with online people. Meta is used for two types of technologies i.e. Virtual reality and Augmented reality. We are going to discuss each one in detail.
What is Virtual Reality?
Technology Magazine defines virtual reality as a type of technology through which a person can interact with another person using three-dimensional visuals or a sensory environment. Different applications and devices immerse a person in a computer-generated environment which simulates reality. Different types of Virtual reality objects are goggles, headsets, bodysuits, and gloves. Wearing any of the above-mentioned items will feel you a real image of virtual objects. Meta is planning to use virtual reality (VR) in more advanced and projects. Technology magazine is eagerly waiting to share any further info regarding the digital reality that meta is going to unlock in the near future.
Most people consider these two realities as one thing. However, they are two different technologies. Augmented reality is a type of technology where real-world things are enhanced by using digital visual elements such as audio-video etc. that is the reason that most digital companies and retailers use augmented reality to promote their products. It works as a marketing tool. We hope that this article of technology magazine we help you a lot to know more about the difference between Virtual and Augmented reality. So, stay with us to know more.
Difference between Virtual reality and Augmented reality
- Virtual reality (VR) represents virtual things as real-life things. In short, it produces a computer-generated simulation of an alternate world.
- VR uses different devices like headsets, gloves, goggles, etc. to see virtual things.
- Augmented reality (AR) improves real-world things into a more desired and attractive form.
- AR is just like a marketing tool.
Some other differences by Technology magazine are:
- Augmented reality is the real-world while VR is completely Virtual.
- VR reality users are controlled by the system while augmented reality users control themselves to exist in the real world.
- A single smartphone is enough to utilize augmented reality. While For virtual reality you will need different things like a headset, goggles, gloves for performing different tasks.
- Augmented reality is more preferable as compared to virtual reality. Because AR controls both real-world and virtual things. While Virtual reality is applicable to virtual things only.
Usage of Augmented Reality (AR) And Virtual Reality (VR)
Each technology has a bright future. We can use it in every field of real life. Below are some fields in which AR/VR technology has endless opportunities. These include:
- Graphic Design
- Software development
- Hardware development
- Software management
- Project management
Some other type of reality
Technology magazine is defining two other types of realities. These are Mixed reality (MR) and Extended Reality (XR). Let’s have a short description of each one:
Mixed reality (MR): it is a combination of AR and VR. In this type of technology real world’s objects and digital objects interact together. An example of MR is the Microsoft HoloLens device.
Extended Reality: It is a type of reality that uses all types such as Augmented, Virtual and Mixed reality. The basic purpose of extended reality is to enhance our senses.
Why Facebook is investing more in Virtual and augmented reality?
Most of the people ask the question. Why Facebook is investing more in Virtual and augmented reality? The Technology magazine team has tried to answer the question. Facebook Inc, has recently changed its name to Metaverse. Which in broad-spectrum refers to a virtual world. And that is the reason that Metaverse is investing billions of dollars to share a virtual world with people having access to the internet. This may also refer to the gaming industry which is increasing day by day. Facebook is trying to shift itself from a social media company to Metaverse in the next five years. This means they are investing more and more to get people’s attraction. And to grab the opportunity to provide people around the world a virtual world. Where they can do a live concerts, play online games, do online shopping, and much more.