Knowing the Difference: Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality
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Knowing the Difference: Virtual Reality vs Augmented Reality

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What is virtual reality?

Virtual reality (VR) is an artificial, computer-generated simulation or recreation of a real life environment or situation. It immerses the user primarily by stimulating their vision and hearing.

Who's the best of the best for VR?

VR is typically achieved through wearable hardware, like Facebook’s Oculus, The HTC Vive, Samsung Gear VR, or the Microsoft Hololens (also capable of AR).

What is virtual reality used for?

VR is used to create and enhance an imaginary reality for gaming and viewable entertainment. VR gaming can make actions lifelike and turn real environments into virtual landscapes.

What else is VR used for?

Virtual reality is also used for simulated environments for professionally based training - flight simulators, language learning, and other use cases.

Okay, so what's augmented reality?

Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that layers interactive, virtual enhancements atop an existing reality. AR is developed into apps and used on mobile devices to blends digital components

The Mixed Reality comparison:

Virtual reality offers a digital recreation of a real life setting, while augmented reality delivers virtual elements as an overlay to the real world.

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