The Rise of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality: Applications and Implications
Augmented Reality(AR)implies the incorporation of digital content into the real world of the user and is applicable in gaming, entertainment, and interactive shopping. It is a boon to architects and engineers to create building designs. For medical training purposes, it is used in health care.
Virtual Reality(VR) is an environment accompanied by scenes and objects which is generated by the computer. It gives the illusion of being real and makes the user feel immersed in the setting when they wear the VR headset. It is a big hit in the entertainment industry and also very useful in training, bringing an impact on social interaction and we can collaborate with anyone around the globe virtually saving time and energy.
After the emergence of these two technologies which are both computer-generated graphics, they have become very popular and an essential tool in the field of education, training, and in health care. They are used for simulated surgery, therapeutic education, and of course medical training.
The only drawback of using these graphics is the user may get detached from the real world and get addicted to the computer and there is a big risk to privacy and security too. Apart from these issues, the usage of AR and VR is unavoidable. With their advanced technologies, they have been integrated deeply and are more likely to become prevalent in the coming years. Hence the user should be made aware of their ethical responsibility