Virtual Reality Explained

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So what is virtual reality? In it’s simplest form, virtual reality (VR) is tricking the mind into thinking it is in a different, virtual environment. This is accomplished via a headset that uses motion sensors to accurately simulate head movement within this virtual reality. Combine the visual effect with sound and you’re 3/4 of the way there when it comes to simulating the environment.

This new virtual environment can provide you with an experience unlike any other. One second you can be in the middle of a Cirque de Soleil concert, the next you’re skydiving 10000 feet above the earth. As cliche as it sounds, you really have to experience it to believe it.

Early virtual reality headsets failed to catch on due to the technology not being advanced enough to simulate real, digital environments. Recently however, new technological advancements such as faster computers, graphic cards and high density OLED screens have made the simulations much more realistic.