Has all the hype about virtual reality intrigued you? What’s going on with this virtual reality stuff anyway?

By now, virtual reality (VR) has probably made it on to your radar screen in some way. Maybe you’ve only heard about it in bits and pieces, or maybe you’ve tried it yourself. Whatever the case, virtual reality feels like it could be the new generation of advanced technology.

So, what’s going on with virtual reality? How does it work? What impact is it having on your brain?

Though I have tried a virtual reality headset before, I realized I really didn’t know that much about it, or what is possible with this technology. I’d never really had virtual reality explained to me in a way I was able to understand.

So, I decided to look into it and found a great video from one of our favorite YouTube channels, The Good Stuff, that takes us into the world of virtual reality, exploring its history, psychology, and why it’s so darn fun!

So what do you think, would you give VR a try?

Now, you may have been thinking to yourself how isolating virtual reality seems. As fun as it is to watch your friend crawl around your living room with funny goggles on their face, wouldn’t VR be much more fun if more people could be involved and experiencing the same thing?

Luckily, I wasn’t the only one with this line of thought, and The Good Stuff created another great video in their series exploring VR that tackles the ultimate in virtual reality, creating a real life Holodeck.

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Take a Walk in a Real Life Holodeck

Let's face it, virtual reality has its limitations, but what if you could take off that clunky headset and actually experience new worlds in a real life holodeck?

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A New Generation of Uses

I am most excited by all the possibilities that advanced technology like virtual reality present. The opportunities for connecting people across cultures, bringing worlds wonders to our homes, enriching the teaching power of classrooms, and so much more are boundless.

We are only in the early stages when it comes to fleshing out the broader applications for VR, and where it ends up taking us is unimaginable. It is fascinating to think about where this kind of technology will take us in the next 100 years, and the innovative thinkers that will move us forward.

Another beauty of Virtual Reality? It isn’t just for kids. Spend a little time with this article to see a wonderful video on how it can help us revisit our memories.

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Virtual Reality Isn’t Just for the Kids!

The potential for virtual reality systems is making its way into some unexpected corners, and it may even have the power to change lives! Here's one function it performs that most of us have never considered!

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Stay beautiful & keep laughing!

-Liesl

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Notes:

  1. “How Real Is Virtual Reality?” YouTube. The Good Stuff, 02 Feb. 2017. Web. 22 July 2017. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RxAO49WpV0>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO of Ever Widening Circles, Founder of EWCed

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—outdoor enthusiast. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV

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