Did you know that AR/VR, more commonly known as Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality, has become a household name over the past couple of years? We see this innovative technology integrated into many more aspects of our daily lives, from video games to phone apps. What changes in our society have driven this technology to break into the spotlight finally?
What is AR/VR?
Before we can discuss the significance of these technologies, we first need to identify what they are. AR, or Augmented Reality, involves the use of graphics or animations and overlaying or augmenting them onto the real world. Think Pokemon Go. The Pokemon creatures can be seen right on your kitchen table. You can try to “catch” them in your environment as part of the game.