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Sean Burke-Gaffney, Director of Technology in Southeast Asia, says that the future of VR and AR will be Mixed Reality - which will work on almost invisible technology.
Cumbersome headsets, heavy gloves and accessories will soon be a thing of the past. The future of VR and AR is being developed now. The likes of Meta 2, Microsoft’s HoloLens and Magic Leap are all pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved.
All of the above focus on enhancing the reality you’re currently in, as opposed to transporting you to a completely different reality through the Oculus, Fove or even Google Cardboard.
Mixed Reality is a combination of AR and VR, it’s the merging of the real world with digital visualizations that add to, or improve, our experience in real time. It will feel far more seamless and integrated with our daily lives than current VR offerings.
As part of the #Whatsticks series hosted by SapientNitro on 28th April 2016, Sean shared a brief history of VR.
He explained that NASA and the military have been using the tech since the 1970s. It’s only becoming more commercial now because advances in technology and processing power which have brought down the cost of entry.