Virtual Reality or Reality?

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Lets begin with talking about what Virtual reality really means. Many people get confused between Virtual reality and  Augmented reality. These are two different things, Virtual reality is an artificial, computer-generated simulation. Whereas, Augmented reality is a computer-generated image on a user’s view of the real world. An example of Virtual reality would be the Oculus Rift headset and an example of Augmented reality would be Pokémon Go.

Virtual reality is a very neat and advanced technology. It allows us to experience things that we might not be able to in real life. You want to take a swim with dolphins, no big deal, just put on your headset and enjoy! You want to go on a roller-

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coaster ride, again not very hard, just put on your headset. It’s not only an amazing opportunity to enjoy your life but it also helps you with learning. As a surgeon you have to complete your internship before you could be an actual surgeon, you watch and learn from the experienced surgeons. You could use virtual reality headsets and be a part of whatever type of surgery you prefer and learn.

Virtual reality has made many things possible. Imagine watching a horror movie with the headsets. Imagine being a part of an adventure with the Avengers while sitting on your couch. You can put the headset on and experience walking on the moon.

If you have some type of disease that doesn’t allow you to go outside, you can experience almost the same things as someone who could be travelling all around the world. While I was researching, I came across an article about a disabled woman’s experience with Virtual reality

Since she bought the headset three months ago, the 80-year-old has used it to visit the pyramids in Egypt, scuba-dive with whales and even blast into space.

Below is an other example of the amazing difference Virtual reality makes.

Virtual reality can help you fight your fear. You could do things that you would never be able to do in real life. For example, fear of heights. If you are one of those people who wanna see the whole world but cant because you don’t want to skip your studies or your job or anything, you could just take sometime out of your day to travel around the world before you go to sleep. 

There is still a difference between what is real and what’s fictional. By using the headset, you can see and hear but only imagine how it feels. If you are swimming with whales you won’t actually be feeling the water on your skin but your imagination would probably make you feel a little cold. Whereas, if it were to be real, you would feel the pressure of water every time you make the slightest move 

 

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