What are Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality?

Have you ever thought of altering reality? Well, it’s obviously not possible, but if you are a fan of science fiction movies, you can understand how cool it will be. It is definitely against the law of physics, so even if we are capable of altering reality, doing it can affect the whole human race, in fact, the entire planet, quite drastically. However, in the present time, technology has become so advanced that it allows you experience unbelievable. With the help of virtual reality headsets, you can see and experience the things that are actually not there; you can experience ancient time, see dinosaurs, and more. While Augmented Reality virtually creates 3D images that you can actually see and interact with in real-time.

What is Augmented Reality?

[caption id="attachment_11671" align="alignnone" width="341"] Image credits: digitalvaluebloblog.wordpress.com[/caption] Augmented reality is a technique that is used to enhance the real physical world. In simple words, augmented reality lets you generate 3D holograms of any objects; this is a very trending technology and is being used by multiple industries. Have you ever played Pokémon Go? This game also includes Augmented Reality. Some other augmented reality apps are Houzz, IKEA Place, YouCam Makeup, Giphy World, Snapchat, Instagram, Pinterest. You can try these augmented reality apps to experience the various uses of AR.

What is Virtual Reality?

[caption id="attachment_11673" align="alignnone" width="300"] Image credits: sjpl.org[/caption] Creating something virtually that actually does not exist is considered virtual reality; it is performed via a computer. This technology is basically used to create a simulated environment. You can use virtual reality headsets to see whatever you want, and they will feel entirely real. You can experience being in space, sky fall, etc.

Internet of Things

[caption id="attachment_11675" align="alignnone" width="300"] Image credits: cleo.com[/caption] Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are closely related to the Internet of Things (IoT). It is a system of internet-connected objects that are interrelated to each other. IoT basically helps computer collect and transfer data over a wireless network without the need for human intervention. All the devices with mini-computer processor and sensors are equipped with the Internet of Things.

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