Virtual Reality or VR is an immersive interactive computer simulation of real or imaginary environments through visual, audible and/or haptic stimulation.
Virtual Reality can immerse one or more, persons into a virtual world by simulating a new reality. The goal of this technology is to provide a sensorimotor cognitive experience to the users.
VR is starting to take an important role in the technology community, as it can be applied to many different areas. Whether in the medical field, flight, education or leisure, large companies such as Google, Sony and Samsung are actively putting efforts into the development of devices. The most famous of all is the Oculus Rift, which was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion in 2014 - an amount that confirms the potential of this new technology. Other expected devices, such as the PlayStation VR, an accessory for the PS4, is also expected to deliver outstanding results for immersive video games, creating a new form of entertainment.
Virtual Reality is also able to create a more immersive experience for players when it comes to gambling. Imagine you visit and play at the famous Bellagio casino in Las Vegas from the comfort of your couch? It appears like a scene from Back to the Future, and it is not even far away. Although you cannot visit the Bellagio at the moment, there is one casino available in Virtual Reality, and that is Slots Million. Located on the 54th floor of a building, and with a magnificent view of a futuristic city, the games room is equipped with the best slot machines currently available. You can visit the bar and chat with the other players, but the most enjoyable thing is to sit in front of your favourite game and play just like in a real casino. Virtual Reality never stops to surprise us, even in the exciting world of online games.
Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality
Virtual Reality, strictly speaking, plunges us totally into a world through the headset and cutting us off completely from the outside world.
Technological crossover offers another experience with devices that change the appearance of a real place by grafting a virtual world.
In contrast, augmented reality enriches the interaction that we have in the real world through simple glasses.
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