In addition to the actual reality you know, there are three new and arguably more interesting versions of it – thanks to the wonders of modern technology. These versions are Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality. What are they, how do you visit them and what do you need in order to get the full experience? That’s our topic for today.
The year is 2016. The scene is set in a well conditioned office cellar. Johnny is sitting in a chair, moving slightly. He is looking left, right, up and down. It may look like paranoia or neck aerobics, but make no mistake, it has a very technological reason: our protagonist is testing the new Oculus Rift.
Virtual Reality (short: VR) is a promise of comprehensive digitalization, which was initially given in the 1980s and has been waiting to be kept ever since. Thanks to the evolution in important key areas, such as the production of high resolution displays and the vast improvements in graphics performance or sensor technology, to name but a few, the results which can be achieved today are a veritable spectacle.