What is Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality ?
Virtual reality is a a head set with two monitors, one for each eye. This system makes the user feel that they are in the program that is on the screens. it does this by using stereoscopic displays eye tracking as well as tracking the perstion of the head.
augmented reality does not involve a head set and rather than immersing you into a new reality it changes or adds to the environment that you are already in. it does this by using markers, these markers can be anything from a logo to text to a doodle. the image or modal is then over laid on top of the marker.
What are your thoughts on Virtual Reality?
I think that virtual reality can be applied in may useful situations outside of the consumer market and will most likely be a fad like 3D films.
What real-world application could you see Virtual Reality being used for?
there are may ways that you could use virtual reality outside of the world of gaming. It can be used as a training devise for high risk situations such as a complex operation or space travel, it can also be used to create and test inventions or structures for virtualy no cost and no risk.