Are you still waiting to go on that dream vacation? Did you get to experience at least half of all those fantastic things you wrote down on your bucket list?
Neither have I. Because of time, money and space; we may never be lucky enough to experience all that we desire. However, there is the great hope for us as well as the next generation. The answer lies in virtual reality technology.
Virtual Reality: What is it
Virtual reality is the ability to experience an event, a place or a person without actually experiencing such a reality in real time. In other words, you can travel to Hawaii in a virtual world without leaving your hometown. You can obtain a sense of what it is like to stand before an audience and give a dynamic speech even before you go into a room and stand before an actual live audience.
The Coming Revolution
Revolution is coming! The virtual reality revolution! People will be able to experience mind-boggling realities. People will be able to travel back in time and have meetings with such characters as George Washington and Shakespeare. People will be able to travel to every nation in the world and experience the sensation of new cultures and languages.
An Overwhelming Experience
My first experience with a virtual reality device occurred when I was a substitute teacher. My classroom was invited to the science room to experiment with a virtual reality device which looked like a pair of thick goggles. Each student was given the device and told to put it on. The science teacher invited me to join the experiment.
I was overwhelmed with the experience of being in a place in Central America. It was if I was actually there and walking on the ground and moving from one place to another. The children were as fascinated about the experiment as was I.
The Impact of Virtual Reality on the Future
The Virtual Reality Revolution will impact our lives in several ways: intellectually, educationally and economically.
Imagine being able to grow in knowledge at an accelerated pace. Schools and colleges can design various virtual courses for students to learn subjects independently. Imagine a classroom where students are overjoyed about everything they learn. Virtual reality will make this a likely possibility shortly.
Imagine traveling to faraway places with breathtaking landscapes with blue skies and exotic beaches without leaving the shelter of your home. You will be delighted at your ability to explain your virtual experience as well as someone who have traveled to the place.
The virtual reality revolution will explode economically. Investors and developers such as Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Samsung will inherit millions of dollars.
But these iconic enterprises aren’t the only ones who will profit from the virtual reality revolution. The common consumer can also profit. A common family can reduce its vacation budget by going on a virtual vacation.
A common individual can reduce his or her college debt by obtaining a virtual education in business or computer science. An ordinary couple can purchase the right home by obtaining all the knowledge and wisdom needed to invest in their dream house.
The possibilities of virtual reality are vast. It will be an exciting and adventurous revolution which will take the world in a new direction. Are you ready?