Virtual Reality 'VR' has come a long way and its definitely here to stay.‘Some people will choose to spend more time in VR than in their real world because virtual reality will be more appealing than their day to day lives.’ According to the Digital 2019 report, on average we spend six hours and 42 minutes online every day. If most of that time is spent on social media, reading emails, playing games and watching TV, we can expect to do a lot of those things within VR more and more over the next 20 years.
‘It’s quite legitimate to picture a world where more time is spent in VR than in real life,’ says a tech Vr programmer. ‘But this isn’t the escape from a dystopian world like in Ready Player One.’ Instead of a way to escape or isolate ourselves from the world around us, VR could present a way for us to do things better – especially work. ‘Why do we travel to somewhere physically when we spend the majority of our time digitally communicating with people?’ Rogers says. ‘The idea of a brick and mortar office will go as VR transforms our working lives and enables us to connect with people and content in new and meaningful ways.’ That all sounds like a great and bright future for VR. In VR, people can accept a digital avatar within a virtual space is their own body. VR researchers refer to this as ‘presence’ and it can make what you experience in a virtual world feel indistinguishable from the real world. When it comes to fun, immersive experiences, it can add intimacy to social VR or adventure to a high-energy sports game.
At themap.ng we have started a VR club where people can come in and have the VR experience first hand. its an experience you wont forget. The VR Club and the Digital experience Training comes up every Saturday from 12pm. Come with your kids this Sunday and you will be glad you did.