What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages?
With the growth of augmented reality technology, more people are considering the possibilities it presents in entertainment. It’s no secret that entertainment is a primary driver in the success or failure of any venture, and the future of augmented reality entertainment is shaping up to be one of the most important.
As well as being used in video games and film, it has also become an integral part of personal technology. For example, the Microsoft Kinect motion sensor enables a user to control their TV, stereo system and internet from their hands. As the R-5 Smart Glasses allow users to view various content in full 3D, not only do they let you see things clearly through your eyes, but they also seem to overlay a virtual environment right in front of your eyes.
In this way, visual intelligence allows you to manipulate things in an entirely different manner than conventional interaction with a computer monitor, a keyboard or mouse. Using your hands enables you to access all the information in any game or movie or even interact with your friends through Skype.
Augmented reality, however, isn’t just a matter of visual entertainment. The use of virtual elements enables real objects to be incorporated into the virtual world. This is often achieved using technology such as Microsoft’s RealSense.
This visual effect is particularly useful for entertainment purposes. For example, in some video games, you’ll be able to see enemies through walls. This is made possible by a camera lens fitted to the game’s walls.
Another feature of augmented reality technology is the creation of virtual worlds. This allows players to experience the same sensations that are found in the real world, but in a much more engaging and entertaining manner.
Augmented reality is also being used to create social interactions. With augmented reality, players can interact with each other and with the virtual objects that they have around them. This allows players to become more connected to the characters that they play.
In addition to its use in entertainment, augmented reality is also being used in a variety of businesses around the world. It’s increasingly possible to view products online in the virtual world, making it possible to shop from the comfort of your own home.
As well as allowing consumers to look at items in the virtual world, augmented reality is also being used to interact with it. By placing objects in the real world, augmented reality enables users to communicate with each other in the same way that you would with a digital representation of the object in the real world.
For example, imagine having an object floating in mid air, just above you. As you move it closer to you, it will appear to float on a surface that you are holding to the side of your face.
You’ll be able to interact with the virtual world by simply manipulating the object with your virtual hands. In the same way, the virtual world will respond to your movements, letting you feel physically in control of what’s going on.
Augmented reality is also being used to create virtual worlds. For example, in the game EVE Online, players can visit the EVE universe and experience the virtual universe using real players as avatars.
When you’re in EVE Online, you can travel and explore a virtual version of New Eden through the services of a corporation and participate in space battles and missions. Once you’re done with a mission, you’ll be able to return to your living quarters where you’ll find your personal quarters equipped with all of the comforts and amenities you’ll need to survive, including beds, and even computers and televisions.