The Growing World of AR & VR Technology: Major Differences Between the Twos
Summary: Gaming industry has witnessed a lot more than our expectations in the last few years. Here is a brief overview of its rapid growth and types.
The word ‘technology’ refers to the development and use of basic tools.
In today’s modern era, technology plays an important role in our lives. From a washing machine to a smartphone everything is due to the growing development of technology. We cannot imagine our lives without these basic tools.
Till now we came across different types of technological development which have been growing at a very fast rate.
Example- Development of smartphones with new features day by day.
Apart from these, there is one such technology which has been blossoming and has became one of the profitable entertainment industries in the world, it is our “GAMING TECHNOLOGY”.
- RAPID GROWTH OF GAMING INDUSTRY
From the recent researches, we can see a rapid growth in the gaming industry in India.
With the invention of smartphones the gaming experience has become global. Since the last few years the industry’s growth is driven by smartphones as more and more users are spending time on mobile gaming, especially online gaming.
According to a recent report, India is expected to have a growth rate of about 20% with online gamers.
Hence, telecom industry has become a boon for gaming industry these days.
- DIFFERENT VIEWS TO LOOK THE WORLD
As we all know technology can change the way one look at the world, this can be better understood by knowing about the “AUGMENTED REALITY” (AR) and the “VIRTUAL REALITY” (VR).
Many people think that AR and VR are synonyms, but in reality both these terms have different meanings. Since there is an increasing use of AR and VR in technology, so knowing their difference is important.
- AUGMENTED REALITY
It is defined as the use of digital information to enhance the experience of real world.
Unlike VR, it adds onto one’s vision by adding elements to a live video which can be done using a camera on a smartphone. This can be easily understood by relating the concept with the famous game “POKEMON GO”, which uses your phone’s camera to track your surroundings and also allows you to add information on top of it.
USES OF AR APPS
Beside the Pokemon Go game, AR is also used in apps for smartphones and tablets. It uses the camera of your phone to show you a view of the real world and then permits you to add a piece of information in the form of either text or images.
Pokemon Go is also one of the examples of the AR apps which can be used for fun.
It also has many other uses like in the LAYAR APP, which shows you interesting information about things like places you visit, etc.
Using this feature of the AR apps, one can also find money machines, restraints and also see the real estate for sale.
- VIRTUAL REALITY
It is defined as the use of computer technology to immerse user in a completely different world i.e. it completely parts you from the physical/real world.
VR can also be referred as ‘ARTIFICIAL ZONE’ like we see an Animation.
VR headsets are commonly used in VIRTUAL REALITY. By putting a VR Game headset over your eyes, one feels completely transformed to another place. It may block the surroundings and you may feel blindfolded.
Hence with VR you can visit those places you thought you cannot be.TYPES OF VR DEVICES
There are various types of VR devices using which one can be easily transported to a land of fantasy.Some of them are:
HTC Vive, Oculus Rift-which is also called special VR viewer.
Other VR viewers are VR apps like Google cardboard or daydream view.
Final Thoughts: With the improved technology, gaming world has also witnessed something more than it expected. The advent of AR then VR has helped users to enjoy the amazing gaming experience in their favorite devices. Keep exploring best AR and VR games to take your fantasy to the fullest!