More and more Internet applications are build on interactivity. The next step in this interactivity is a computer-simulated reality that replicates an environment that simulates a physical presence in places in the real world or an imagined world, allowing the user to interact with that world.Most up-to-date virtual realities are displayed either on a computer screen or with an HD VR special stereoscopic displays, and some simulations include additional sensory information and focus on real sound through speakers or headphones targeted towards VR users.
Virtual reality (VR) headsets have been around since the 1960s, and as you would expect, they have evolved and gotten better over the years. Technology is ever evolving, and the small and powerful components that have made our cell phones and gaming systems so much better have now given VR technology a new lease on life by making devices like the Oculus Rift possible. It’s the first of several headsets poised to bring realistic VR into the realm of possibility for the average user.
An effective VR experience causes you to become unaware of your real surroundings and focus on your existence inside the virtual environment.
Immersion within a virtual environment is one thing, but for a user to feel truly involved there must also be an element of interaction.
Forward Thinking has been on the edge of interactivity form many years. Its first concept of browsing through the web as if it were real pages in a catalogue still holds for dozens of websites. Other products are streaming video and virtual personalities to guide visitors through online services.
Al-Noor Ladhani, founder of Forward Thinking develops concepts to apply VR as a tool in interactive websites and will share some of his basic findings in our Pizza Session.
Al-Noor Ladhani, founder of Forward Thinking.