Virtual Reality, which immerses viewers in three-dimensional computer-generated worlds, is transforming many fields, from entertainment to education.

What is the future of virtual reality?

Greetings to all who care about this topic!

The trick is that the future of virtual reality has already begun. People and statistics talk about it.

Let’s see.

According to Statista, now there are over 171 million VR users worldwide.

Analysts at eMarketer predict that 42.9 million people in the US will use VR as early as this year.

Demand for standalone VR devices is expected to increase more than 16 times between 2018 and 2022 (CCS Insight).

I can say that new cool VR applications has already been introduced on the market in plenty of industries. And found their fans.

Here are just the most common ones:

1. Entertainment. I’m talking about gaming, cinemas, and museums (the first things that come to mind). Agree, it’s cool when sitting on a comfortable couch you can explore new worlds, participate in bloody battles or chase after villains.

2. Education. You’ve probably heard about lectures and classes on anatomy where students can study the organization of the human body? Or history lectures where they can feel themselves a part of the past, as well as chemistry where pupils can study the structure of chemical bonds and materials.

3. Dangerous jobs. Future military men, firefighters, divers and other guys who plan to connect their lives with hazardous jobs have an excellent opportunity to find out if this job suits them.

4. Shopping. No longer need to go shopping in stores or try to imagine how a sofa will look like in your place as there will be virtual fitting rooms. These rooms enable users to “try on” a thing (e.g., clothes) with the set parameters.

5. Healthcare. Psychology, pediatrics, physical rehabilitation – all of them can benefit from the use of VR apps. All because they are able to distract, switch consciousness and correctly influence its mechanisms at the right time.

In my article, I allowed myself to think a little more on this subject, so be my guests.

I know that some people think that VR can become a disaster: since a virtual reality can offer a completely different life—colorful and full of exciting adventures—some people may stop distinguishing real life from virtual or just play games day and night.
Well, we can all buy alcohol, but not all of us are alcoholics. IMHO It all depends on the will of man.

However, analysts are positive about the future of VR technology and believe in VR ubiquitous integration and I am completely with them.

Have a good/bad experience with VR in business, or any problems with VR apps development?

I am here (Quora) to help or discuss ideas!