2016 is shaping up to be the year of the Virtual Headset. VR applications are huge in the gaming and entertainment arena, with the likes of Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, HTC Steam VR, and more expected for release throughout the year.
These devices offer full immersion in new virtual worlds, and have further applications such as remote learning scenarios where VR allows you to join a classful of other students, or even visiting famous landmarks from the comfort of your couch.
With an entirely different focus, Augmented Reality will start to cause a stir in the business world. AR products offer a new way to interact with digital data, breaking down the standard keyboard/mouse/monitor interface we have with our machines and advancing into an entirely new way of working. Microsoft’s HoloLens headset is a key example of what to look out for in this space.
Their site explores just how they see this being used in daily life, and developer editions will begin to ship early this year.