As if reality is not exciting enough there is now easy access to another world. The world of Virtual Reality or VR as it is commonly known. Armed with a headset and hand controls I only needed a computer with the appropriate software to get me going. That and a young instructor. Within minutes I travelled from Venice to the Grand Canyon and then experienced a computer lab. It’s all about pressing the right button and with simple instructions I still tested my tutor’s patience. I can see how VR can work for gaming fans but can’t see myself acquiring a headset yet.
My experiment with VR provided an immersive experience through which I escaped reality for a bit but the tour was a one-dimensional without the sounds and smells of Venice. Real life with its unique situations and eye contact still interests me more than scenarios created for public consumption. Having said that, I will be keeping a closer eye on VR developments to make sure I don’t miss a beat. Education and entertainment can take on new dimensions with the assistance of this technology. #friedaexplores18
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