If we think about it, technology has come a long way from what it was a couple of decades ago. We have smartphones that are more powerful than an average computer back in the 90s. These technological advancements have been going on gradually but continuously, and because of it, we are now in the digital age. There are still many more advancements coming up in the future.
Computers today are so powerful that they can perform billions of complex calculations within a matter of seconds. One of the most important inventions was the introduction of Augmented and Virtual Reality. Graphics are one thing, but these two take the immersion into a whole new level. However, a question raises if this brilliant technology can take over the future.
According to the statistics, today’s generation spends or prefer to spend 70% of their time at home, all thanks to the gadgets and technology available to them. Young adults are more likely to spend their time at home and participate in physical activities and other amenities at home. Ironically, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone inside their homes – meaning no outdoor activities.
According to the World Health Organization, everyone should partake in physical activities at their homes to remain healthy in body and mind. The XR experience is allowing people to achieve this feat very easily. With an immersive experience of being outside while remaining inside your home is the future of technology.
Artificial Intelligence heavily influences Extended Reality and will continue to grow in the future. Extended Reality merges the Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality into one for the ultimate immersion.
Virtual sports are now a thing and can well be the future of sports. There are numerous VR simulators available that simulate the experience of a sport. VR tournaments can also be influenced if the XR market continues to rise. According to the analytics, it is estimated that the consumer market for extended Reality will reach 18 billion USD by 2023.
Take a look at the infographic below for further details on the XR experience and how it can influence virtual sports.
Infographic by: sportstacular.com