Have you ever felt lost in a new locality and just wanted visual directions to pass from your mobile screen to the physical world in front of your eyes? This is what augmented reality does. With Live View in Google Maps, one can find number arrows or directions superimposed just above the physical world in front of your eyes. Unfortunately, Google’s Live View service is not yet available in India. Another example of AR in Google’s products is Google Lens, which helps you use your camera to find anything you see in the image. So if you like your friend’s shirt and want to find out which ecommerce site it’s sold on, you can just click on a photo of your friend wearing that shirt, and Google Lens will do the rest. If you want to copy the text you see on a book page, in digital format, again enter Google Lens. Virtual reality, on the other hand, can be described as the more sophisticated cousin of AR. It can take you anywhere, helping you experience things, events, and places as if you were there, even when you clearly aren’t. It can take the user to a number of imaginary environments such as a new game galaxy or Antarctica to walk around a penguin colony or even on the back of a dragon. Thus, VR completely shuts off the physical world around the user. Virtual reality does this by requiring people to wear helmets that seem to transport them to another world. Virtual reality is often used in video games and movies to provide users with an immersive experience. In the case of video games, users experience the game from an inside perspective of the virtual gaming world. And then there’s mixed reality, which combines elements of augmented reality and virtual reality.
In MR, physical and digital objects interact. “It offers the possibility of having one foot (or one hand) in the real world and the other in an imaginary place, breaking down basic concepts between real and imaginary, providing an experience that can change the way you play and play. work today. Intel explains on its website. In India, the most recent promise of a mixed reality product is the MR JioGlass headset, which Reliance Jio recently unveiled. At its AGM last year, the company demonstrated that thanks to JioGlass, a teacher sitting at home could teach their class at school by carrying their 3D avatar into the classroom. This 3D avatar would be visible to the students. This application of JioGlass could also be extended to videoconferencing and other solutions of this type. But JioGlass has yet to launch, so we don’t fully understand the mixed reality use cases in India yet.
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