Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Compared

With the rapid advancement of technology, we are now able to do many things that a few years back we were not capable of doing. VR (Virtu

With the rapid advancement of technology, we are now able to do many things that a few years back we were not capable of doing. VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) are the two technologies which are morphing rapidly and are helping us to accomplish some of these impossible things.

We cannot determine the future of VR and Augmented Reality (AR) but they are having a great impact on various businesses as many industries like gaming, animations or b2b are getting more and more advanced because of these technologies.

So what are these technologies and how are they related to each other and to present world? To get the answer to these questions and comparing the two, we must first know what these technologies are?

What is Virtual Reality?

The name is self-explanatory.  The VR technology is all about creating a virtual world with which a user can interact and cannot differentiate it with the real world with ease. An immersive experience with real life simulations is created by this technology for its users that make them feel as if they are interacting with the digital world in real. This is achieved by wearing goggles or a VR helmet.

What is Augmented Reality?

It is a blend of real life and virtual reality. Augmented Reality, layers digital improvements that enrich an existing real life and are also appealing to the senses. In AR the images created within the application are blended with elements of the real world.

With AR technology the user can get a feel of virtual life in the real world but can also distinguish between the two.

Difference Between VR and AR

Both AR and VR have an equal success ratio in near future as both can be used differently as per requirements. VR can be used mostly for entertainment purpose for watching 3D movies or playing games or commercially in gaming, animation or advertisement industry whereas AR might have more of its success in commercial fields as it displays the virtual environment being present in the real world. This technology can be widely-used for displaying presentations, 3D Models etc. and can be a big asset to a business.

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