VR Is Changing These Three Industries for Good
It’s no secret that more people are talking about Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality by the day. Every week we see innovation, new videogames, pieces of hardware, applications, content, and all kind of software especially designed for VR. They are changing the way we entertain, but also other aspects of our life and even some industries.
Virtual Reality Is Here To Stay and Change Things
According to a recent article published on Forbes, Virtual Reality is about to revolutionize three major industries: Gaming, Real State, and Travel. The companies that started early in the VR race might be tomorrow’s major players; as Google, Facebook, and Apple are today’s. But most important of all is that, in the meantime, these three particular industries are changing completely; or evolving, one might say.
Virtual Reality and the Real Estate Market
The hardest part of buying a new home is being able to see as many details as possible in order to compare available options. This is not possible by only looking at pictures or videos, and the alternative isn’t always easy. Visiting the house for sale, as old traditions demand, might be the obvious and rational choice, but people with tight schedules can find this complicated.
One solution might be on its way to help the real estate market, you would need to put on a VR headset and do the same things you do while visiting a house for sale. From surveying the neighborhood, to looking at the small details in every room. The best part of it is that you will be able to check as many houses you want, wherever they are, from the comfort of your home or office.
The Loving Relationship between Gaming and Virtual Reality
It was foreseeable, predictable, and unstoppable. Gaming now equals entertainment, forget about toys and board games, video games are the main source of entertaining in the modern world. Videogames are getting more realistic than ever, visual effects, plots and mechanics are astonishing. But how more realistic can they get without Virtual Reality?
VR Gaming is the next logical step in the evolution of gaming, and it has been proved by the overwhelming adoption of VR headsets such as the HTV Vive and the Oculus Rift. However, the price barrier has kept many out of this experience. The PS4 VR release might change that a bit, at least until VR headset manufacturers become more competitive with their prices.
VR Travel and Tourism
You can’t definitely compare the experience of having a real vacation with a virtual experience. But the issue with travel and tourism is one that comes before actually enjoying the vacations, it’s choosing the destination. Hotels and countries spend thousands of dollars in paid advertising, websites, expositions, stands, and expensive TV commercials only to promote their touristic assets and attract visitors, but sometimes they fail to appropriately inform the potential visitor.
This is where Virtual Reality would change things. Enough already with the fake and photoshopped pictures. People want to know what things really look like. Would I enjoy this city? Does it look good only in pictures or is it really an amazing place? What about hotels and cruises? Customers are entitled to be completely informed before giving any money, and VR headsets will allow that kind of rich information. Virtual reality tours can make the difference between choosing to pay little for something that you don’t know and paying more for something that you know it will be amazing.
What do think about the impact of Virtual Reality?