What is Virtually Reality?
Virtual Reality is a technology that creates a virtual environment around you. It does that with the help of a powerful PC. Virtual reality tries to stop the sensory input and simulate those sensory inputs virtually. In other words, You will not be able to see the outer world. You will not be able to hear the outer world. These two senses will be completely blocked and you will have virtual inputs instead of natural ones.
How does Virtual Reality work?
For you to be in a Virtual Reality, you should have certain pre-requisites. You will need a high-end PC. You will also need something called a VR headset and input/output devices for complete immersion.
What is a VR headset?
Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are a type of thick goggles which has a display embedded in them. This headset is strapped to your head and after wearing this headset you will be able to see the Virtual Reality. Some other things make it more immersive. First, it’s headphones for audio input other than this visual input. Second, you get special controllers which help you use your hands in virtual reality just like you use them in the real world. There are other things various different companies to make VR more immersive such as the use of treadmills e.t.c.
What is the use of VR technology?
Currently, VR is being used mostly in gaming. People play lots of interesting games through VR. What makes VR gaming so popular is the immersive experience it provides. People like to run around, fight, and do crazy stuff in the virtual world to enjoy themselves.
But other than gaming there are other fields where it can be implemented or is being implemented on a smaller scale.
These fields are:
- Office meetings
- Live shows and events
Who is selling these VR headsets?
The concept of VR originated far back in time. But there was no exciting improvement till 2012 when the founder of Oculus created his version of the VR headset. It was liked by many and the founder of Facebook got interested in it and bought Oculus.
After this couple of companies showed interest in VR and they have made their own headsets
VR headsets available in the market:
- Oculus Quest 2
- Sony PlayStation VR
- HTC Vive Pro 2
- HTC Vive Cosmos
- Valve Index
All of them have their own pros and cons, you can search in detail about them before deciding which one to get.
Should you buy VR headsets?
Companies are mainly focusing on VR headsets for gaming right now. If you like to play a lot of games, you can purchase VR headsets. But don’t buy it until you take some hands-on experience by borrowing your friends’ or someone else’s VR headset. The reason is that some people experience motion sickness in Virtual Reality. So be careful before buying them, make sure you really like the experience before buying it.