Virtual reality has disrupted a lot of industries. It has multiple applications. And, every month, we discover new uses for this technology. Get ready to wear you VR glasses because this is how VR will change our lives:
Soon, your trip to the grocery is as easy as playing a game. All your favourite products and fresh produce will be in one virtual mall. You will see your total bill on the screen as you shop. Once finished, a drone will deliver all your groceries right by your doorstep. Above all, the future virtual shops and grocery stores will be photorealistic and personalised based on your diet and allergy restrictions. This feature will help you avoid junk food too.
VR Design Tools
VR in real-estate will be worth trillions sometime in the near future. More real estate companies, home builders, architects, and interior designers will use this technology to showcase designs to clients. The 3D virtual tours of residential and commercial properties will be the standard way of presentation. More VR home improvement apps will help DIYers achieve their dream homes too.
VR-Powered clinics and hospitals
From training medical professionals to curing diseases, the healthcare industry will fully embrace virtual reality. Private clinics and hospitals will take the lead in the use of VR in healing their patients. The doctors and nurses will use this high-tech visualisation to explain complicated medical procedures to the patient and their families. It will help surgeons plan complex operations too.
New employee training
Gone are the days of employees training a new hire. With VR training, a new team member can practice his/her daily tasks without disturbing the productivity of an existing employee. Companies can use VR to screen and hire qualified employees faster.
It’s not possible that AI robots will replace humans who work on hazardous and dangerous jobs. But, while it’s far from happening, VR apps will train them to operate machines and handle intense situations. For example, military experts are already testing VR simulations that train soldiers. This realistic VR training can help weed out the men who aren’t suited for this type of work.
Digital first aid and rescue training
Apart from training people to do dangerous jobs correctly, humanitarian groups like will use VR to instruct first-responders on how to deal with emergency situations. Volunteers will use VR to practice first-aid, equipping them with the skills to save someone’s life. Immersing them in highly-stressful situation trains them to do their work calmly and with a clear head.
When VR goes mainstream, lots of people will enrol in courses that teach them how to create 3D immersive digital environments. Existing VR companies will also train people, and eventually hire them. The continuous learning will lead to the growth and development of the VR industry. Shortage of talent isn’t an option in this multi-trillion industry.
Today’s researchers found out that virtual reality helps us remember which is why we’re going to see more VR classrooms in the future. Students in all educational levels will experience immersive educational digital environments. Technical vocational schools will also use VR to train their students before they proceed to real life hands-on training.
Improved driver license tests
Several countries will soon use VR simulations to test their drivers. Realistic VR driving tests will tell the authorities how distracted a person can get when his/her phone beeps while he/she is on the road. We all know how dangerous and deadly distracted driving is. Immersive VR experiences can help instil that information to all drivers.
Exercise anywhere you like
People get tired of their gym view after some time. Soon, people will have access to VR apps which allows them to exercise in different places. You can a stationary bike in the gym and feel like you’re biking across the streets of Paris, Sydney, or Amsterdam. After your intense workout, you can take your VR goggles in your bathroom with you and enjoy a relaxing warm soak in a Tokyo hotel.
Knowing what will happen in the near future is key to picturing the long-term effect of VR on our lives.