Just like every other technology to hit the market, VR is branching out to reach all kinds of uses in countless domains. Although it was made known to the public through interactive games, Virtual Reality was used for many other purposes besides entertainment. But it’s because of the access to the large market that VR companies managed to improve on their technology and create superior software and hardware that can help professionals in so many fields. Let’s talk about the many ways in which VR is improving the lives and professions of so many people.
I’ve read an article on a local news site recently that the school in my neighborhood was equipped with a VR classroom and it made me reminiscence at the time when my school got its first multimedia room, in which every student had a computer he could study on. I remember the huge difference between learning from books and the things I learned on that computer. Now, I didn’t part take in a VR lesson, but I can only imagine that it must be marvelous.
Students are now able to take VR field trips and tours of museums, but also take part in interactive lessons which can easily explain abstract concepts of math, physics, anatomy or chemistry. On the other hand, VR technology is also used in teaching practices for kids with special needs. Students with autism can benefit from VR technology by learning social skills in a controlled environment.
One step further in the academic career of a student, the med schools around the country are using VR to help future doctors better understand the human body. It used to be a time when the only way to see what’s inside a body at med school was to cut one open. There are still some universities around the globe where dissecting real bodies it’s a thing, but some modern ones are using VR technology to simulate an autopsy. Besides, VR is also used to simulate surgeries and also interaction with patients.
Another great use of VR technology in the medical field is in the mental health domain. One of the first uses of VR in patients with mental conditions was controlled exposure. With the help of VR technology, patients with severe phobias or those who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder can be exposed to the triggers that are causing them anxieties or panic attacks. Through this controlled exposure and with the help of cognitive-behavioral therapy, they can learn how to manage their conditions.
It’s said that virtual reality will change the world of sports for both the players and the fans. The players can now simulate different game strategies without going through the physical effort of playing them live during training and thus risking injuries and tiredness before the game. On the other hand, broadcasters are getting ready to launch VR live game experiences, which will change the way we watch sports.
I don’t want to come off as a conspiration theory kind of guy, but I do believe that VR technology was available for the military sector way before it was available for the public. And it’s still in use for training personnel. In every branch of service, from Army to Air Force, soldiers are going through countless simulations with the help of VR. And the Virtual Reality technology is also used in remote combat situations, either in piloting drones or controlling robots that can deactivate IEDs or detect mines on the battlefield.
These are just five of the many ways in which VR can be used for good and for the advancement of our society. Virtual Reality is not just about gaming and watching dirty Snapchat models in adult movies. Although, because of those best sites for adults which are the biggest promoters of VR technology at the moment, the companies creating these devices are making profits. Those profits are later used in researching and improving the technology we have now.
Not to mention that the entertainment value of VR technology is helping with its popularization. If you remember well, computers became popular because of their entertainment value, and now we use them in so many aspects of our lives. We can’t wait to see how VR technology will evolve in the future. We’ll be keeping you updated with the latest VR news as soon as we get them.Featured image - Technology photo created by freepik - www.freepik.com