Is Augmented Reality Going to Become Mainstream
The year is 2018 and there is so much new technology on the rise. Augmented reality is the next big thing in the world of tech. AR is also known as virtual reality. Many companies are racing to release the next new headset or game. You likely received something like this for Christmas last year, as did many other people.
Augmented reality allows the user to transport to a new reality using their phone and a headset. However, AR is likely to be usable with just a smartphone soon as well. You will be able to watch a virtual walkthrough video for anything, like changing a lightbulb or even how to work an espresso machine.
Think about it. Right now the majority of people find a how-to video on YouTube for just about anything in today’s world. You can find how-to videos on just about every topic you can think of. Imagine being able to ‘be there’ while you watch the video, getting a more immersive experience from the video.
Games will be incredibly lifelike as you will be able to put virtual zombies in your house with just your smartphone. If you want to go out to eat then all you will have to do is scan the street you’re on to find the best and most available restaurants.
Forget about shopping in a store, you will be able to try on virtual clothes and look at products virtually from your favorite stores before you order online. All of this is set to be available sometime in 2018.
Many people believe that augmented reality will be a lot bigger than just phones in the future but for now companies such as Facebook, Google, Apple, and Samsung are providing top notch software to help get a good start for augmented reality.
It is expected that by the year 2021 that the augmented and virtual reality industry will be worth approximately $108 billion. Augmented reality will be ahead of other x reality technology for a couple of reasons.
The first reason is that users will not have to buy any additional hardware. The majority of people own a smartphone and augmented reality is used through smartphones unlike virtual reality which calls for a headset as the minimum for use.
Another reason is the countless amount of potential applications for use with augmented reality. The third reason is the many practical uses for everyday life that augmented reality will be able to present which will change the way people use their phones.