“Technology has advanced more in the last 30 years than in the previous 2000. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue.” When Niels Bohr made that quote, he most likely wasn’t thinking about virtual reality specifically, but the technology is certainly looking to prove him right over the next decade as we see how it advances the world and all of its industries.
However, we believe there are some businesses and professions that will benefit from this more than others. Whether it be the precise atmospheric accuracy it conjures or its highly intuitive nature, it offers many advancements that are sure to bring growth everywhere.
Here are the three industries we think will make the most of this newly improved technology.
If we had to bet, we’d say that due to the highly detailed nature of virtual reality, it will be perfect for bringing the casino to places it’s never been before. By this, we mean the casino, and all of its games, can be enjoyed from anywhere with a realism that players have never seen before. Bets can be raised, slot machine levers can be pulled, and vibrant lights can all be simulated right in front of people’s eyes. One poker game can have players from multiple countries, all at the same table. Video slot games of all shapes and sizes will have their own charm that can be experienced. The atmosphere of a casino will be felt from the inside of players’ homes, a change that many longtime fans will surely get a kick out of.
This addition has the potential to change the way we teach. This is an exciting proposition that would affect the entire planet. With VR, teachers could show written math problems, explore ruins from across the world, and dissect a giraffe all within a 15-minute span. Not only would it help with filling out a curriculum and the prep work that goes into that, but it could also allow people to study anywhere in the world while never leaving their homes.
If you want to learn from a professional who’s 3000 miles away but you have to take care of your mother, you’d be able to do it. Early VR educational apps are already being compiled to see which ones are successful. With those in mind, advancements that would benefit billions could be made rapidly.
Similar to education, the inclusion of VR in medicine would affect the world over, as doctors could take images of issues within the body and virtually work on them before tackling the real thing. Patients can also “visit” their doctors and explain the symptoms they’re having. This could give doctors the ability to interact with patients who aren’t able to come to them for a first check-up right away.
While much of the work would have to be done in-person after that, it could help people take that initial step of seeing a doctor without having to be there – a tough step many people constantly push back. VR is a technology that many industry professionals are already scoping out. It’s only a matter of optimizing the benefits that each sector of medicine will individually receive. Once that can be done, specific hardware can be introduced to foster that optimization.
With that in mind, we’re sure to see just how VR will change the world very soon. It’s almost guaranteed that big things are on the horizon.