Augmented Reality Vs Virtual Reality
Augmented reality and virtual reality are the two ways that tech can change the way you look at the world. The terms can be puzzling. Sometimes many people think AR and VR both are same thing.
Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are increasingly being used in technology, so knowing the difference is important. Explore this article and know the major differences between AR and VR.
Augmented reality is defined as “an improved version of reality created by using technology to add digital information on an image of something.”
AR is used in smartphones applications and tablets. AR apps uses phone’s camera to show the user a view of the real world in front of them, then place a layer of information, including text or images, on top of that view.
Applications can use AR for fun, such as the game Pokémon GO, or for specific information, such as the Layar app.
The Layar app can show the user an interesting information about places the user visit, using augmented reality. Open the app when you are visiting a site and read the information that appears in a layer over your view.
The user can also find money machines, can also view real estate for sale, find restaurants, and much more using the AR feature of the app. The user can even discover new sites they did not know that they are existed.
Virtual Reality is defined as “the use of computer technology to create a replicated environment.”
When the user views VR, user is viewing a completely different reality than the one in front of everyone.
Virtual reality may be artificial, such as an animated scene, or an actual place that has been photographed and included in a virtual reality application.
With virtual reality, the user can move around and can look in every direction — up, down, slanting and behind, as if the person is physically there.
The user can view virtual reality through a special VR viewer, such as the Oculus Rift. Other virtual reality viewers use their phone and VR apps, such as Google Cardboard or Daydream View.
As technology progresses and we continue to add more to the virtual experience, we are probably going to see a lot more in over the next few years. Who knows where it’s going to go in next few years? Maybe a fully simulated future is not as far off as we thought.