Post 2: Virtual Reality Limitless
Virtual Reality has made long strides in all different segments such as entertainment, sports, and education. This type of technology is making advancements quickly. It has helped athletes, such as skier Laurenne Ross, identify injuries and train even when away from the mountain. Ross believed that her daily eight hours of physiotherapy sessions in virtual reality were invaluable to her healing process. Virtual Reality has been used in education as well. There are programs that have been used to help tutor blinded individuals with walking sticks to cross the road. “A ‘canetroller’ can help individuals familiarize themselves with new environments in safe, virtual spaces.” Virtual Reality’s role in entertainment has been limitless as well. Sony has released new games for PlayStation that use VR and quarterly figures for VR headsets have been high.
In Management Information Systems 4596, we constantly talk about technology’s role, whether that is business or in society. Virtual Reality has presented an interesting opportunity to improve the standard of living and increase the quality of life. Whether that is in sports, entertainment, or education Virtual Reality has played an integral role in changing the life of individuals. Do you agree that Virtual Reality has key benefits that improve life or do you think that this technology is morphing our existence too much?
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