Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality

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The idea of virtual reality is what it seems it is. The focal point of it is to replace your reality with a computer generated environment. Virtual Reality can be a variety of things, a game, some environment, or even a video when you that is playing when you are walking around. The main idea is to trick your brain into thinking that’s your new reality. The more up to date virtual reality environments today are displayed on computer monitor and or through headphone like style with an in-built display. The virtual environment can be almost quite identical to that of a real world in order to create a lifelike experience. For example, new truck drivers many not have had the prior experience to maneuver a 53-foot vehicle. A simulation of this can very much prove to beneficial without the hassle of damage an actual vehicle which can become a hefty cost if heavily damaged. Lately make technology headset have been invested in the creation of Virtual Reality headset. Creating a Virtual Reality Headset is not an easy task. There are many factors that come into play when into play when creating design and creating. For example, since the Virtual Reality headset right in front of your face, the Pixel Per Inch also known as PPI has to be correctly portioned. Augmented Reality, is in a way supplementing your reality through adding a few things and combining. This could something as seeing something on top of real world object. For example, through the use of your smartphone, you see the rate for a particular hotel room through augmented reality.

Personally, I feel that Virtual Reality and Augmented will not take off as one would like for it to take off since the content for it is not quite available yet. For example, 3DTV never succeeded due to this main reason. I believe that for it even have a chance in today emerging world, the content should be there for the end user.

Citations:

Brownlee, M. (2015, March 27). Virtual Reality:Explained! Retrieved October 24, 2015.

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Drones

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Drones, have begun to be used everywhere. Whether it is for amateurishly, professionally, confidentially, drones are booming. With drones there are many controversies regarding safety concerns which have become a hot topic. For example, The FAA, Federal Aviation Administration, has predicted that there will be approximately 30,000 drones in the air by 2020. Personally, I feel this is a cause for concern since especially for the aviation sector. Globally, there has been many instances especially near airports where drones have nearly collided with jets. Many groups have spoken against this, campaigning for drones to be equipped with anti-collision software. In particular, the Air Line Pilot Association has tried to push for this technology to be implemented as soon as possible to prevent any kind of disaster. I feel this will be very beneficial, especially for frequent fliers who fly abroad on consistent basis. Something as easy as a small amateur drone getting caught in the jet engine can be quite detrimental. I feel that laws should be put in place immediately to restrict the usage of drones to prevent any kind of catastrophe from happening. Laws have been put in place in certain states, but their should law put in place to set the standard internationally as commercial jets fly across various borders.

Citation:

Abel, B. (2015, August 5). More drones mean more privacy and safety concerns for pilots, homeowners. Retrieved October 8, 2015.

Zhang, M. (2015, January 13). Retrieved October 13, 2015.