Future prediction on virtual reality or augmentation reality, VR and AR is one of the core emerging technologies described in the industrial revolution 4.0 framework. Since we are still in the industrial revolution 3.0 and transit toward 4.0, most of the description is just like we are in the industrial revolution 2.0 attempt to predict the future of industrial revolution 3.0, it may be wrong for most of the people and bid on the wrong trend, just like what repeat in the past.
VR or AR are used in education, to put trainees or learners in a less likely to harm environment and learn something new, this is the promise of it. VR for fixed location use cases, wear the VR headset and experience the virtual reality environment, it works for some fixed use cases like this, whether for gaming or scenarios like museum, art gallery to provide immersive experience. But with the current generation of VR headset, it is just not really for long wearing (if you experience it before, you know what I mean here) and it is very dangerous for moving around with the VH headset, this is why it is good for fixed point experience.
In comparison, AR, which modern smartphones already provide the feature, makes it a best choice to consume AR content on the go, you can use it for the map or retail store provide AR content like promotion or price tag on their product.
With this recent Metaverse (formerly Facebook) stock crashed in one-day wipeout 26 percent or more than USD 230 billion. Metaverse in transition from social networking toward the virtual world of Metaverse. Stock crashed due to earning below market expectation. One of the reasons cited is Apple now provides their mobile user the choice whether to alike apps monitor their online activities. These privacy moves hurt Meta’s Business on the advertising target ads revenue. Since it is still the company’s main way of making money. On the other hand, Google earrings are rising due to the rise in e-commerce search advertising, since Google is not heavily dependent on Apple for user data. Since Google had more data source for measurement and optimization purposes, name it Google Search Engine, Chrome browser, Google Maps, and a range of other services and apps. Furthermore Apple Safari browser default search engine is Google. While Metaverse attempts to invest in the virtual world of meta verse, its existing user base is attracted to TikTok short video posts. It draws from Meta’s instagram user time. Metaverse focuses on VR, but if you observe and you will realise Apple is focusing on AR with its smartphone. As a user with the 5G networks and smartphone in hand, until VR for the further revolution to mixed reality or wherever reality matures, else no matter how you see, it still clear to see augmented reality (AR) be more conservative be the more easy to adapt in the industrial revolution (IR) 4.0 framework. What do you think?
A useful 4IR framework E-SPIN prepared, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), Mixed Reality (MR) all is name as Whatever Reality (WR) in the diagram.
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