The 'Year of VR' has been ushered in at least once every year for the last decade. But as much hype as the technology has generated in the past, it has largely fallen flat. At least so far. From cartoonish graphics to clunky gear, the complaints over the rollout of virtual reality have been many. And that's made it incredibly difficult for people to consider embracing it. But one thing is for sure, the virtual world is here to stay. 2021 has proven that there's plenty of success to be found in building virtual worlds where users can purchase plots of land, snap up ultra stylish houses, buy Louis Vuitton virtual garments or attend Ariana Grande concerts. This has renewed interest in the metaverse - loosely described as a shared and persistent virtual environment that combines real-life and digital experiences into one space, powered by virtual reality. This is where purchasing a VR headset becomes an important decision if you're looking to get the best out of your experience. So, here are five things to consider and know before pulling out the wallet to make an investment in a VR gadget.
5 Things To Know Before Buying a VR Headset
Best Real-World VR Uses
VR is not just about gaming anymore. It's entering other facets of day to day life at a breakneck speed. From planning your next trip to purchasing your first house, immersive technology can lend a helping hand in optimizing experiences. And as the world is finally getting real about virtual reality, it's perhaps a good idea to get up to speed with what's going on in the world of immersive technologies and what exactly are they being used for.
Best Tools For VR Painting, Sculpting and 3D Modeling
Virtual reality has, for the most part, been associated with gaming and education. However, digital technologies, such as VR, are experiencing transformative uses in art and design. VR devices are fast becoming a creativity tool that we can use to create 3D art, from sculpting to painting and animation. Imagine having an idea, picking up your virtual sketchbook and seeing your thoughts come to life, straight from your mind into a 3D canvas. Not only that, but VR technology allows you to think big, we mean really BIG. You can create at whatever scale you want and navigate your virtual environment however you want, like walking around or through your designs. Whether what you're looking for is painting, modeling, sculpting or animating, there's plenty of software for creating art in VR, which makes knowing where to get started quite the challenge. That's why we put this list together. Without further delay, and in no particular order, here are the best VR art-making applications you might consider downloading.
Digital Immortality: Deciphering A Modern Promise Of Eternal Lives
We’ve tried it all. The mediums, the necromancers, the seances and the Ouija boards. There are also the mummies, the cyborgs, the cryonized, the genetically engineered and the biohackers. And yet, no matter how creative humans have tried being, we’re no closer to cheating the grim reaper than we were when we thought that drinking mercury was the key to everlasting life. Mankind has been chasing immortality for millennia. All the bizarre iterations aside, it’s fair to say that something lurking in the depths of our nature wants to desperately transcend biological limitations - and ultimately transcend death itself. More than just biological, immortality seems to be the ultimate human spiritual need. Vanity or not, we are also wired to want to be remembered forever by leaving behind a legacy that can outlive us and be shared with future generations. And while the formula for the ‘Elixir of Life’ is yet to be found, we are now edging closer to a transdimensional plane of existence that partially solves this age-old problem. Maybe the issue all along was less about preventing biological death but finding new ways to extend our current existence. That’s exactly where digital technologies play their part.
Best VR Games 2021
The year 2020 wasn't exactly a great one for humanity. Yet, it's been an amazing year for VR. With lockdown measures keeping people trapped behind walls, the VR industry experienced a boom in consumption leading to higher HDM sales and, yes, more quality content.
Best Artificial Intelligence Courses In 2021
Hoping to master Artificial Intelligence abilities? You are in the right place. In this quick guide, we review the top AI courses 2021. These free and paid educational programs will help you acquire capability and set you up for a promising profession in artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Best Virtual Reality Movies To Watch In 2021
Virtual reality is making its way into almost every industry. From medicine to education to gaming and fashion. Movie studios are also increasingly experimenting with this unique technology to enhance the experience of users within digital environments.