Virtual reality? That Zuckerberg thing? Isn't that just a geeky tech thing? If you're new to the concept of VR, join us for a brief introduction to virtual reality. In a world where technology is changing our daily realities by the minute, new technological advances are having dramatic consequences on industries and individuals alike – and you’re no exception (unless you’re a seashell collector on Banaba Island in Kiribati).
Simply put, virtual reality is an artificially simulated 3D world that users experience through the use of a headset (goggles), which at this point in time are powered by either a computer or smartphone. Virtual reality gives the user the experience of being physically present in the world projected through their viewer, causing many a “holy guacamole!” moment at first try.
At this moment, virtual reality appears to be gaining the most traction in the gaming community, with the majority of VR developers focused on taking online gaming to another level.
However, the New York Times (known for its accuracy in predictive analytics) recently sent out cardboard virtual reality headsets to each of its subscribers. This is no small suggestion for what’s coming.
That’s why Yulio is taking a different approach to virtual reality. After decades of creating software and technology for the office furniture industry, Yulio’s founders saw a practical use for virtual reality software in the hands of architects, interior designers, and real estate management and construction companies. Allowing artists and their clients to virtually step into their design (rather than staring at a piece of paper) could revolutionize the way they do business.
When it comes to hardware, virtual reality headsets are moving as fast as (if not faster than) the software they display. Prices are dropping daily, and new models are being released as the major tech companies scramble to be a part of the great race to virtual reality.
We hope that this brief introduction to virtual reality excites you as much as it excites us. These are game-changing advancements for both our business and personal lives: the kind of unpredictable advancements that mean anything is possible.
Stick with us on the journey.
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