The artificial world created with the help of 3D imaging that stimulates the various natural sensations of humans like touch and even at times smell, is the virtual reality. It is not a real world but a world in which you will be able to do all those things that you could or may not be able to do in the real world. This world is created with the help of various types of hardware and software, and requires the usage of an HMD or head-mounted display in order to be experienced.
The virtual reality is most popularly associated with computer games and has given ultimate satisfaction to not just the kids but adults like Bennett J Kireker as well. He is a farm and agricultural sales person residing in Pismo Beach California and is regularly in touch with New York where he is comes down both for his professional purposes as well as his love for football. The computer gaming zone has been taken to a whole new level with the incorporation of virtual reality in it.
But it is not just here that this technology is working wonders; education, medical science, scientific researches, flying training centres, driving schools, the military; are the numerous areas which are being highly benefitted with the use of this latest technological boon. It is thus that the merits and advantages of the virtual reality concept are something that needs to be taken into consideration.
Among the major advantages of this technology are:
- It can be used a s teaching aid – by creating virtually real worlds or subject specific projects, the teachers can use this technology to give firsthand experience to their students and that too without having to worry for any mishaps.
- It gives a real life experience – because this so close to reality the experience here helps students retain maximum of what they learn.
- Useful for trainings – be it the medical field or the military, this technology provides the advantage of doing things that they would need to do professionally. The hospitals thus can provide training to doctors; and the military people can experience the battle and learn the methods of combat without being injured in anyway.
- It gives exploring opportunities – since there is no danger of being hurt involved, the possibilities of exploring situations and places becomes a rather easy task.
However, like any other new ideology, this too has some demerits attached to it, of which the major problem is the high costs of the virtual reality equipments. Also because this, at the moment appears rather complex, not many people are very confident in using it. Those who are already becoming addicted to it, particularly those playing these games often, may have issues with their sight. Another health issue that forms a side effect of this is obesity. Since people do not need to move around anywhere physically, they put on weight and in the bargain lazier.
However, it can be argued that the benefits that this technology has are unmatched and can be vouched for only by avid users of it like Bennett J Kireker, who plays the games as a part of recreation.