Virtual reality has remained a mystery to most people, which is mainly due to a lack of information about the topic. This article will help to debunk the common misconceptions and provide important knowledge about virtual reality.

Virtual reality is only for gaming

Most people think VR can only be used by gamers. This is utterly false. VR benefits are currently being applied in several fields like education, healthcare, entertainment, and engineering. In fact, scientists have predicted that in the next few years VR will be used in almost every industry. The potential benefits of VR are yet to be fully exploited and it’s only a matter of time before that happens.

VR is too expensive

This is far from the truth. VR headsets are very affordable. Sure, some of them might not be the best quality, but they get the job done. There are also more affordable and practical avenues to explore VR. The four main ones are mobile phones (least expensive); headsets which provide an all-in-one solution that doesn’t require the user to have a mobile phone or a computer; a PS4+PSVR games console; and lastly, a computer with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

VR resembles real reality

VR technology has not yet reached this level. So in other words, VR cannot 100% mimic reality. Only the Oculus and HTC are close to achieving this. However, things might change in the next few years. Tremendous progress is being made to provide high-resolution solutions and to get to a level where VR is indistinguishable from real life, we will need 16k resolution.

VR is a gimmick

Since most people are yet to experience the benefits of VR, it’s only logical for them to assume it’s a gimmick that can’t offer a practical solution to basic daily needs.

Ultimately, VR is the future and the world has to embrace it in order to keep up with the rapidly changing technological environment.

2017 VR for Change Summit Arcade by Games for Change licensed under Creative Commons 4.0