Virtual reality technology is on the rise. This immersive technology is gaining a lot of attention. There is a lot of room for creativity and this generation is full of it. People love to experiment with VR technology and apply it to different things. Traditionally, podcasts are supposed to be monologues, a one-way conversation. But with the new VR podcast, you can actively engage in the stories you are being told.
You can ask questions and share anecdotes live. VR podcasts can be recorded and then posted online for everyone to hear. The hosts of podcasts will not only be interacting with their co-hosts, but they will also be able to actively converse with the live audience. This establishes a connection between the storytellers and their listeners and it makes the experience more immersive.
VR technology creates a 3-D environment and it allows the user to step into a different reality and immerse in that environment. It stimulates senses like vision and sound. It also allows you to interact with other people. With the help of special gloves with sensors, they also simulate the sense of touch. There are three categories of a VR experience. They are fully-immersive, semi-immersive, and non-immersive. Let us look at these in detail:
- Fully-immersive- As you can guess from the name, a fully-immersive VR simulation gives you the most realistic experience that includes vision, sound, and interacting with people. There are special glasses made for a fully-immersive VR experience. The goggles are opaque and they completely block your vision to give you the impression that you are somewhere else. The VR headsets are fitted with LED screens that create a 3600 view or a virtual space for people to interact. Its application in e-learning, gaming, and other sectors are limitless!
- Semi-immersive- A semi-immersive VR simulation makes the user experience a partially virtual environment. It creates an illusion of a different reality but the user is still in touch with his/her physical surroundings. It creates a 3-D environment with the help of realistic graphics. The more detailed the graphics get, the more immersive experience you have. This kind of VR simulation is largely used in the educational or training sector that relies on a high-resolution display.
- Non-immersive- This kind of experience isn’t considered a VR simulation because it does not create the same 3-D environment as a fully-immersive simulation. The non-immersive VR simulation is widely used in video games. It relies on other devices like computers, gaming consoles, and controllers to create a virtual reality environment. This technology creates a computer-generated environment, but the user is aware of the physical surroundings.