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The Future of Virtual Reality and Samsung

The development of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology are poised to accelerate rapidly in the next couple of years. This has led to an increase in demand for new technology and peripheral devices that allows consumers to seamlessly integrate VR and AR into their daily lives in a variety of ways.

Samsung has been actively seeking to fulfill this need with numerous innovations. Consumers who are taking the journey with Samsung should consider investing in Samsung Galaxy cases that will not greatly increase the profile of the device so that it is protected but not rendered unusable with companion technology such as headsets.


The potential of VR when it comes to games is staggering. Gaming on mobile platforms has already been firmly established, but adding the ability to feel like one is actually in the center of the game takes it to an entirely new level. There are currently more than 600 apps available that can be optimized by using a VR headset like the Samsung Gear VR. There are different packages but the one most popular with gamers comes with a controller.

This Gear VR controller allows the gamer to use the device seamlessly. It can be used as a gamepad with one hand and even has a trigger built in to make simulated flights or fights more intuitive and realistic. For those who want a more traditional console controller, companies are rapidly deploying a variety of two hand controllers that have the ability to sync via Bluetooth with different phones.

One of the most exciting innovations in the realm of gaming are some of the newly released apps that allow users to interacted with each other in a VR environment across platforms. It will be interesting to see how this develops and if it will help VR be adopted by even greater numbers of people.


Gaming gets most of the attention from VR enthusiasts but the potential in the entertainment sector is also exciting. Several television and movie providers are making applications available for people to use their VR headset to watch their favorite movies and television shows. Some of these have the added feature of interactivity or the ability to rotate the angle. However, even without interactive capability, these types of apps offer an unprecedented opportunity to leverage one's phone into a fully functional movie theater with remarkably crisp images.

Other apps bring music to life by bringing the viewer into the heart of a live orchestra. The view is one most concert goers don't have access to and the sound quality is impressive.

For those who prefer exploration as their entertainment NASA, National Geographic, and BBC Earth are all putting out breathtaking environments for users to explore with VR technology.


Perhaps the greatest potential in VR lies with education. Renowned institutions such as Harvard University are investing heavily in the future of VR and AR. They, and other institutions of higher education, have realized the potential of the technology for their students, staff, and the world.

At some point in the not too distant future it may be possible for doctors to practice their surgical skills in a VR application rather than waiting for a patient. Undergraduate medical students can be exposed to an authentic medical environment that will allow them to get a feel for the field of medicine long before they enter medical school in order to determine if it is a good fit for them.

Students in grades K-12 will be able to take field trips to foreign countries in hours to explore geographical features, culture, and history in ways which are entirely unprecedented. Children in inner cities will be able to visit working farms and learn about food sources far outside their realm of experience. Children from rural communities will be able to walk the streets of New York and experience the cultural diversity and fast pace in an impactful way to more fully understand the wide range of life experiences available within their own country.

As VR technology continues to advance the potential is virtually limitless. The excitement from gamers, movie fans, and educators is becoming increasingly palpable with each new iteration of virtual reality.

Published Friday, April 21, 2017 7:56 AM by David Marshall
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