What is Extended Reality?
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The introduction of XR technology has been met with mixed reactions, from privacy concerns to questions about its impact on our social and cultural lives. However, there are many benefits that come with these technologies—and they will continue to evolve as more people use them. This article explores what XR is, how it works, and what it can do for us today.
Defining Extended Reality (XR)
Extended Reality (XR) is a combination of augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality. It’s also sometimes referred to as Mixed Reality or Immersive Technology.
XR technology has been used for over 20 years in military applications for training purposes, but it has recently begun to reach mainstream markets. Today’s XR devices allow you to interact with your surroundings in new ways by adding layer upon layer of digital content onto physical objects. A few examples of this include, turning your smartphone screen into an aquarium filled with fish or creating 3D models from scratch using motion capture technology
The history of XR: A brief overview of its evolution
The first XR experience was created in the 1960s when the military created a simulation of nuclear explosions. Since then, it has been used to simulate everything from explosions to earthquakes and hurricanes.
In the 1980s, several companies began developing virtual reality devices for entertainment purposes. These early VR systems were expensive and only available at amusement parks or local arcades—but they did offer some exciting experiences!
In the 1990s, companies started selling more affordable headsets that could be worn on your head like glasses (or goggles). These devices offered better graphics than those seen in earlier games but still had some issues with resolution and the latency time lag between movements inside different worlds within an environment. However, these … Read the rest