7 Aug 2019
Updated on December 18th, 2019

AR and VR Technology; What Future Has In-Store For Them?


Ankit Singh

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The world is dedicatedly working towards shattering its boundaries when it comes to AR and VR Technology. The opportunities that it provides us are beyond any comparison. But in order to reach its zenith, this technology still needs a huge bombardment of ideas to mold its entire concept in a structure that focuses on the betterment of human life.

Isn’t this technology extremely fascinating?

For several years Augmented Reality(AR) and its first cousin Virtual Reality(VR) has been receiving a lot of appreciation, along with some other technologies like Artificial intelligence and Automation. Do you know the reason behind their whooping popularity?

It is because these technologies have the capability to transform our day-to-day lives. From the way we work to the way we relax, it affects us at every stop. But now the question arises that is the human race ready for this profound transformative effect?

But before you dwell on the imprint this technology has on the world, let us get to know it a little better. Improvements are being made to invade a fully immersive computer-generated environment (VR), and then overlay computer graphics onto our view of the immediate environment (AR). Both of them are increasingly being adopted in many industries and also in entertainment.

Over the coming future, both AR and VR are going to experience increased sophistication. This is because the devices are going to get more powerful and capable of developing perfect visuals. With this, the understanding of the world to interact and navigate within the virtual or augmented environment is also going to reach a new enhanced level.

This practice is going to lead towards simple methods of invading, exploring and interacting with the virtual space.

Let us study a few key trends that this technology is going to experience in the coming future. Have a look…

  • Training and Teaching

Apparently, both technologies are doing great in the field of education. The reason behind this is the fact that virtual environments permit the students to practice anything from surgery to construction. And! that too with the help of real-world training. In the case of an augmented environment, the information can be transferred to the students in real-time, for example, popular practices, hazards, objectives or whatnot.

Many leading companies are switching to this technology in order to practice the skill enhancement of their employees. Training is particularly necessary for retailers, and with the help of this new technology used in creating a virtual environment. They can even learn to operate vending machines before being deployed in stores.

This technology is also very popular in the military, as it helps soldiers to get a real-time assessment of the environment.

VR and AR continue to leave an imprint on the world by reducing risk and cost while training. Therefore, it is likely that we are going to notice a huge increase in multiple industries involved in creating expensive tools, equipment, applications, and whatnot.

  • Increased Socialization and Collaboration

When Facebook purchased Oculus in the year 2016, it clearly showed that the company believed that VR would change into a crucial necessity for sharing online environments. Whether it is for socializing or relaxing, or even for conference calls, nobody can ignore its vital nature.

Some industries are experiencing a huge amount of progress by inculcating AR tools in offices or boardrooms. In this users can not only witness the virtual pinboards and whiteboards. But also collaborate with each other in order to design documents that are being overlaid on real-world objects.

There is even a huge chance that we can actually experience the most realistic representation of our relatives and friends in VR, for the very first time.

  • AR /VR  Merged With Artificial Intelligence


AR and VR developers are thriving to build smart applications filled with a lot of cognitive functionalities, by making continuous efforts.

An AI technology that permits computers to understand. What exactly they are seeing through the camera is known as computer vision. It is necessary for the operation of AR, as it allows the objects in the user’s field of vision, in order to get identified and labeled. Also, with a little more advancement we can expect the machine learning algorithms to enhance their sophistication and capabilities.

Popular social media applications like Instagram and Snapchat that every single one of us is popularly using, are one of the examples of applications made by merging AI and AR. This interesting combination of technologies used for image enhancement is not going to vanish in the coming years.

Now if you want more scientific examples, then there is Google’s machine learning-enabled microscope. This highlights a tissue that it suspects to be cancerous tumour growth. Isn’t it remarkable?

Virtual Reality is going to put people in a virtual environment. The inhabitants in that environment are then going to become highly intelligent over the next few years. It will surely include features such as voice control stemming from AI, and whatnot. But that is not all. Gamers in Virtual Reality are also going to face a lot of challenging competitors. Because computer-controlled players are going to give them a tough fight.

Last but not least… 

  • AR Is Paving Its Way Into Vehicles

Even though fully autonomous cars are still a few years away from actually becoming a reality, automobile manufacturers have plenty of other technology based on AI to blow up our minds.

Below mentioned are the two of the most popular upcoming trends in new vehicles;

  • Voice Assistants with huge implementation in Siri and Alexa
  • In-Car Augmented Reality

Many platforms powered by machine learning are using a dashboard-mounted display overlaying graphics on camera footage. It points out everything ranging from hazards to historic landmarks that come along the way. Big brands like Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Tesla, and Volvo have signed up in order to work with the technology.

The future is going to be dominated by the companies that are working on projects in which AR data is directly displayed onto the car’s windshield. Features like giving navigation prompt, hazard detection, lane identification. Are going to stun the world with their capabilities.

In-Car Augmented Reality trend has the capacity to ameliorate the safety level.

With that said, it will be interesting to see the progress made in the field of AR and VR technology, and the wave of development is going to hit us so hard that we will start wondering how we lived without it.

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