After decades of missing the mark, Virtual Reality (“VR”) is poised to be one of the most pivotal technologies of the next 5 years. An “immersive” experience by its very nature, its real promise is one of true presence.
But while gaming and entertainment are slam dunks for VR, what’s staggering is the sheer volume of industries and target audiences that this media will profoundly impact.
Consider this: when we shop online we trade the benefit of convenience for a static, lackluster experience. But through VR we could virtually “step” into the aisles of the store, browse and buy… enabling a 3D eCommerce experience. Currently, when we decide among our next vacation spot we do so through one-dimensional pictures (many of which are still in printed brochure format). But through VR we could take truly immersive virtual tours that would give us a much better idea of the perfect getaway spot. When we seek to educate children across many continents, they need to view a video online by themselves, where VR could gather them together for a virtual field trip.
Conference calls and online webinars could become exponentially more collaborative. Social networks become far more social. Gaming and entertainment, such as TV and Film, will get rebooted, revamped and revitalized. Even services for the elderly and home-bound could become far more effective (and fun!).
The real takeaway is this: Once we grasp the enormity of potential in a truly immersive media, we will be hard-pressed to think of an industry, sector, or niche that this stunning technology won’t permeate.
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