In general, December is the month that yields a high volume of consumer activity, and the purchase of new technology devices. One of these is Virtual Reality (“VR”) technology, slowly trickling down from a niche market. However, it is not the only new reality-altering technology coming into the market, as Augmented Reality (“AR”) has had its growing pains in the world after its adoption. So, what are these new technologies? What are the current risks? Do they have any practical use?
What is Augmented Reality? What is Virtual Reality?
They are technologies meant to immerse a user into a different world by substituting or enhancing the reality. AR has the largest number of examples, such as Google Glass and Pokemon GO. They take data and overlay it into preexisting reality, allowing us to pull up contacts or catch imaginary creatures. While still in its infancy stage, AR has the potential to work as an overlay, where a camera can read and translate signs and books with the new text viewable, or a device can allow a person to follow arrows overlaid onto a road, or see parts of devices highlighted for repairs on the display.