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Virtual & Augmented Reality For Dummies

By : Paul Mealy
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Virtual & Augmented Reality For Dummies

By: Paul Mealy

Overview of this book

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are driving the next technological revolution. This book helps you understand what these technologies are, their history, how they’re being used. The book starts with the introduction of virtual and augmented reality, you’ll understand the history and the current state of VR and AR. Next, you’ll explore the various current and future hardware options for consuming virtual and augmented reality experiences. Moving ahead, you’ll discover methods to plan out your VR or AR project, from determining your audience to exploring design principles and best practices. You’ll also discover some of the industries utilizing virtual and augmented reality and explore specific applications built-in virtual and augmented reality. Towards the end, you’ll assess the near-future market for VR and AR and predict the impact of upcoming changes to their marketplaces. By the end of this book, you’ll have a strong knowledge base that you can use to make your own informed decisions on VR and AR technology or apply to your own projects as you create.
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Chapter 14

Ten Questions about Virtual and Augmented Reality


check Reviewing questions you may have about virtual and augmented reality

check Discovering how virtual and augmented reality could affect you in the future

check Exploring how to enter the virtual or augmented reality markets

If you’re interested in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), you’ve likely asked yourself one or more of the questions in this chapter. In many cases, there aren’t definitive answers available, but I tell you what I think and what many of the leading experts in the fields of VR and AR have said.

How Will Virtual and Augmented Reality Affect Me?

Wondering how VR and AR technologies are going to affect your life? You’re not alone. Many are wondering the same thing, and the future is uncertain, so any answer to this question is going to involve some guesswork.

The good news: Neither VR nor AR will likely be thrust upon you unwillingly in the near future. Do...