The Amazing (and Little-Known) World of Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

VR is the most fascinating technology to come out in years. But as amazing as it sounds, VR is still a new and little-known technology. Here in this post we will explain to you about VR, its importance, some examples of VR apps and websites, and explain how they work. 

A short definition of Virtual Reality is that it “allows people to experience things that are impossible or impractical in real life by using a headset.” In other terms, it creates a sense of immersion within a completely new world.

It’s a relatively recent development in the computer field, and it was first popularized by the video game industry, where players could use the headset to experience a 3D landscape and interact with objects. Virtual reality is becoming more mainstream today as the technology has become more affordable and is starting to make its way into the workplace.

For instance, let’s say you want to buy a virtual reality headset. You would go to a store and tell the salesperson you want to experience a virtual reality world. The salesperson would then show you various options. Some of these options would be cheaper than others.

However, all of them will be less than the cost of going to a movie, playing video games, or using a computer for an entire day. Why are these headsets so much cheaper than other recreational activities? It is because the virtual reality experience is created on a computer using an application called virtual reality software or simply software.

AVR software works by taking the user through a “guided tour” of a real or imagined environment. The user wears a headset with two small screens, one over each eye. These screens show what the user is seeing as a 2D image.

The user sees this image however he or she turns their head. This creates the illusion that he or she is turning their head to see the entire scene. When the user looks down, he or she sees the floor beneath his or her feet. When the user looks up, he or she sees the ceiling above their heads.

In between looking up and down, the user sees a representation of where he or she is looking in the virtual environment. If the user does not look up or down too often, he or she will have the perception that he or she is truly immersed in the virtual environment. The software creates an immersive experience for the user by simulating all of the senses, including touch.

In another example, a person could be on a roller coaster and when he looks down, he sees the track he is on. When he looks up, he sees the sky above him. All this is done with the special software and a VR headset. As a person experiences VR, it seems like he is actually there in the environment.

The experience can be made more realistic by using a number of advanced technologies such as surround sound, motion tracking, and high-resolution graphics. There are a number of different kinds of headsets available: Google Cardboard and Daydream View are the two most popular options for smartphones. But, you can also get a VR headset for a computer.

Many businesses are experimenting with virtual reality to create more customer engagement. For example, at the California Museum of Science and Industry (also known as “The Challenger Center”), visitors can explore virtual recreations of the solar system in real-time. They can walk around a planet and look at its surface from different angles.

The planet’s interior is also visible and you can move around within the interior of the planet. Another example is Google Expeditions which lets teachers take their students on virtual field trips to places around the world.

VR is not just for geeks anymore. Virtual reality is now being used by mainstream businesses and individuals who are using it to make their lives better. Reasons why virtual reality is important for all of us in some way or another.

Areas where VR is important?

1. Real Estate Investments – Buyers and sellers both love VR because it enables them to virtually explore properties before they ever step foot inside the actual building.

2. Architecture and Interior Design – Architects can create 3D models of any space so they can show clients what the space will look like before construction begins. Interior designers can use VR to walk through room-by-room and see how the space will look when finished.

3. Engineering – Engineers can use VR to create virtual mock-ups of any product or building. They can then test the product or building before they actually build it.

4. Gaming – If you are into gaming, you can use virtual reality to virtually travel anywhere in the world.

5. Medicine– Virtual Reality (VR) has the potential to be a powerful medical tool that can help people with a wide range of afflictions from phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder, to pain management, to treating addiction. VR allows patients to immerse themselves in an artificial environment where they are able to confront their fear or pain without having to endure the real thing. 

VR Applications

A VR app is an application designed to work with virtual reality headsets such as Google Cardboard, Oculus Rift, Gear VR, and HTC Vive. These apps allow people to experience other places or things that they would not be able to see or do in real life.

For example, there are VR apps for people who like going on cruises, or going to museums or zoos. There are also VR games for people who want to escape from their homes, and there are many more apps like this.

VR Website

There are many different kinds of websites. Some websites show text. Some show pictures. Some show both text and pictures. But there is another kind of website which is 100% virtual. It doesn’t use any words or pictures or anything else except maybe a little music here and there. These websites are designed especially for people who wear a special pair of glasses called “VR glasses.”   The website uses little dots to represent the different things you can do with the product. If you look at the dots, you will see that some of them are blue and some of them are red. The website then tells you that if you click on the ones that are red, you will hear a funny noise. And if you click on the ones that are blue, you will see a pretty picture.  

Example website

There are many kinds of websites you can go to if you have a “web browser” on your computer. One such website is This is one of the biggest website directories on the internet. You can use it to find websites that give information about things you are interested in.

For example, if you are interested in tennis, you could type in “tennis” as a search word and then click on the “Search” button. This will take you to a page that has hundreds of websites listed.

Each one of those websites has a brief description of what the website is about and at the bottom, there is a list of words and/or phrases that the website owner chose to use to describe his or her website. You can click on any of those words and descriptions to go to that particular website.


Virtual reality has finally arrived. With today’s breakthroughs in miniaturization and computer processing speeds, you can put the incredible power of virtual reality right in your own home.

By using 3-D imaging and an inexpensive, easy-to-use headgear, you will be able to virtually travel to exotic places, explore science fiction scenarios, interact with characters from movies and books, and much more. Virtual reality has already been proven to: Reduce Stress! Increase Productivity! Aid In Recurring Nightmares!

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