In virtual reality, you are immersed in a multi-dimensional simulation environment or images generated by a computer which you feel to be interacting with physically. This feeling may seem to be real, and it’s made possible through the use of unique gadgets including but not limited to goggles, gloves, headsets and helmets all fitted with either a screen or sensors to help with the simulations.
The simulation helps you to look around, walk around, and virtually touch and interact with the simulations.
Types of Virtual Reality
This involves blending the real environment with a virtual environment to bring about a simulation where the digital and physical worlds synchronise and become one.
Augmented Reality (AR)
AR helps the user to integrate content produced digitally with their surroundings. The digitally produced software content helps to enhance the appearance of the actual surroundings. AR gives you the ability to see the images in three-dimensions from a mobile phone or live feeds on a camera through smart glasses or headsets.
Head Mounted Display (HMD)
This type of virtual reality entirely puts you in a simulated world. The headsets used have tiny liquid crystal display (LCD), or organic light-emitting diode (OLED) monitors fitted for each eye displaying a virtual world shown in 3D. The audio has a binaural system. HMD also supports six-degree head tracking in real-time, either positioned or rotational. In the virtual world, the HDM locomotes physically in all directions.
Simulated reality is virtual reality simulated using a brain-computer interface. In this simulation, the mind may be conscious or not. It may lead to a situation where you may not be able to differentiate “true” reality from virtual reality.
It’s a simulated experience that has consent from the users all over the world through a networked simulated reality.