For today’s generation, the term of virtual reality (VR) is not something strange anymore. However, being familiar with the term does not mean that people really understand what it is about. So, what is VR actually? Does it contribute to shaping the future of human life?

Definition of VR

Before becoming extremely popular in public life, virtual reality has been part of training for military pilots and athletes. The VR is utilized to help the trainees to replicate real situation so they can have better training that closes to the real world. The term actually refers to an interactive 3-D computer-created world which can be explored by the users. In this way, people will be able to experience a feeling as if they are physically and mentally there.

How Does It Work?

Well, most of the VR tools available now are completed with a headset. Once you put it on your head, you will soon enter a world which is simulated by computer. There will be a screen placed in front of you once you enter the virtual world. The screen is aimed to help you see the virtual world in better ways and explore it. There are several sensors to help the VR to view the movements of your eyes. In this way, you can adapt to the new world and view all things exist there based on your positioning and eye movements. Interestingly, the virtual world created to take a close form of real life. The technology used in the VR will make it possible to spin up to 360 degrees without any difficulty from what you view in the environment stimulated by the computer. At the same time, you can be drawn from the surrounding exists in the physical world. Despite the great things offered by the VR, there are some things that can sum up how the technology will help you to experience the virtual world.

  • Believable

The technology of VR will make you believe that you are in a real world while the fact you are not. You will not be able to differentiate between the real world you belong to and what you see through the headset you wear.

  • Explorable

What makes people love the VR technology more is the fact that you can explore the virtual world you enter. In other words, the initial starting screening used in the technology will not be able to limit and stop you to satisfy your curiosity. In this way, you will have an opportunity to adapt to your movements in the virtual world.

  • Interactive

Virtual reality is exceptionally interactive and this is the truth. This is possible to happen due to the 3-D technology used in the VR. So, what is the effect? Well, you make a movement to turn around it can be said that you actually view what exists behind you during the simulation. So, when you try to shoot a thank in the simulation, you can see as if it really blows up in front of you. Is it interactive, isn’t it?