Virtual reality technology has experienced a certain period of development. As early as the 1980s, Jaron Lanier, the founder of VPL research company, defined the concept of virtual reality and developed the first batch of VR glasses and gloves. Nearly 40 years later, this technology has gradually become mainstream, becoming something that the public can easily access and use. Many people have experienced VR experience or often see it in their daily life, whether in the theme park, VR experience hall or at friends’ home.
VR is famous for changing the game and entertainment industry, especially with the game console and smartphone having their own VR games, the game experience has been completely changed. VR makes game players completely immersed in their own game world, and the relationship between games and players becomes closer.
VR is not only in the field of games and entertainment, but also changing other industries, such as health care, retail and education. These industries introduce VR to achieve better results and save more costs, such as helping anxiety patients relax, or enabling students to understand knowledge more deeply.
So, what about the most exciting changes in virtual reality in the next 50 years?
RS components has created a chart that reveals the most exciting predictions of VR in the next 50 years. From scratch, it will be similar to convenient sunglasses, to being able to experience life on Mars, or to overcome some of the biggest fears with VR. VR will change the world we know. Now the question is, are you ready?
2021 – combination of augmented reality and virtual reality
In just two years, technology will be able to create an experience for human beings, in which, by combining augmented reality with virtual reality, we cannot distinguish the difference between the virtual world and the real world.
Michael abrash, chief scientist at oculus, who made the prediction, described the challenges of reconstructing the real world and pointed out that augmented virtual reality would become an integral part of virtual reality. Abrash also said that combining these technologies will lead to a technology that is longer and more used than it is now. While more needs to be done, abrash believes a new technology will emerge where the boundaries between virtual reality and real life will become more blurred and unclear.
2030 – experience life on Mars
The world’s most famous billionaires, such as Elon Musk, Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, are determined to take humans into space and eventually to Mars. But the ticket price is astronomical. Most people will not join the flight.
Fortunately for us, virtual reality will be able to bring us such an experience that we can easily see real life on Mars. It’s a great choice for those of us who can’t afford this expensive journey, and the technology will be of great benefit to those in the aerospace industry who want to use it for training purposes. Virtual reality will help to experience life on Mars and will also promote development and research, thus contributing to the sustainable realization of human missions.
2030 – overcoming fear
To be sure, all of us are afraid of certain aspects of life, and we have experienced many irrational fears, such as the fear of harmless spiders or clowns. When this fear turns into phobia, it will have a serious impact on your mental health, which is a very common pain in our daily life.
By 2030, virtual reality will help people manage and overcome these problems. VR can put patients in a virtual environment with fear factors, so that they can face the situation they deliberately avoid in daily life, so as to learn to manage fear and gradually overcome phobia. This will be of great benefit to both the medical industry and patients.
2050 – the rise of virtual reality changing rooms
In the past decade, online shopping has developed at an amazing speed. People have long been used to shopping at home without leaving home. One of the disadvantages of online shopping is that it is easy to buy things that are not suitable or meet the expectations. Now, virtual reality can completely eliminate this situation. By 2050, shopping malls will be replaced by the consumption mode of trying on clothes in the virtual reality dressing room. In the virtual reality dressing room, consumers can not only see how the clothes should be matched and whether they are suitable for themselves, but also can get suggestions from the artificial intelligence assistants. In the near future, you will have your own virtual shopping assistant.
The only question is, are you ready for this increasingly virtual world?