Virtual Reality (VR) is fundamentally different. It gives its users full control of their perceptual abilities to get in touch with any digital information and this could be the ultimate limit that a person is capable of experiencing.
A few years down the road, instead of using Skype, people might be able to catch up and chat at a table on a virtual location, pulling up different screens and holograms and “transport” themselves to a different location, say Singapore’s National Stadium, to catch a football match. These are all possible developments with virtual reality, although it will require a huge amount of time, money, research and definitely innovative technology.
Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba is going to open its first online virtual reality (VR) demonstration shop by the end of this month, with ambitions to launch a large-scale rollout by the end of the year. The demonstration showed a robotic store associate talking to the visitor and recommending new products. Shoppers can rotate products they see in the virtual store by moving the controller that connects to the Vive helmet, and even ask for a model to show how the product works or is worn. Users can also use the controller to click the buy button to purchase the item in the digital store.