Technology is probably one of the best creations man has ever made. Not only is technology able to connect people, it also gives us exposure to sights, sounds, and feelings that we haven’t experienced in our lives.
With virtual reality, technology now allows us to experience an environment close to life in an imaginary setting. According to Wikipedia, virtual reality (VR) generally refers to computer technologies that use virtual reality headsets to generate realistic images, sounds, and other sensations that mimic a real environment or create an imaginary setting.
Although VR is still relatively new to the public, there are already many ways to enjoy VR. Here are some of the virtual settings and activities you can experience:
Have you ever dreamed of flying? Well, here is your chance to find out how you feel. By using VR glasses, you will be able to fly. The VR glasses present people with a very realistic image or video that helps wearers create the momentum and excitement of the whole experience. Apart from that, if you want to experience flight, you can try this new invention made by researchers at the University of Zurich interaction design program called Birdly. Birdly is a virtual reality console that allows a person to lie down on a padded cross-shaped device and gives people the feeling of flying over buildings or across countryside.
In other cases, a VR headset will also allow you to experience swimming. But it’s more than that. It will also let you experience what it is like to swim under the oceans with dozens of fish, sharks and whales swimming around you. You will definitely want to be underwater as you will be able to see and hear the beauty and sounds of these sea creatures.
3. Roller coaster
If you’re just at home sitting on your sofa and have nothing to do, why not ride a roller coaster? Yes, it’s that easy when you have your own VR headset! Start to feel gravity as the coaster twists and turns. There are many VR headsets that have built-in games where you can really experience an extreme roller coaster ride. There is also a simulator called “No Limits 2” which will let you experience roller coasters on a whole new level.
Skydiving is an extreme sport that some people can only dream of because it is so expensive. If you are looking for a cheaper (and also much safer) way to go skydiving, then VR is the way to go. Fly to high altitudes with “Volo Airsport”, a physical simulator that allows people to hang on to their lives and experience skydiving.
5. Flying zombies
If you are the type of person who is fascinated by the idea of a zombie apocalypse, then VR is your closest way to experience it. So, if you want to find out what it’s like to be in a scene from “The Walking Dead”, download “Zombie Shooter”. It’s free on Apple and allows gamers to shoot and kill zombies chasing them through the VR headset.
Source by Bob Tom