Welcome To Virtual Age

by Yinghao Xu

Yinghao Xu is a PhD Candidate at Polytechnique School of Montreal in Chemical Engineering

Yinghao Xu is a PhD Candidate at Polytechnique School of Montreal in Chemical Engineering

Electronic games are windows into a new world that let us travel somewhere fantastic. In early time, we played elecronic games through PC, Tv and mobile devices, but now we have a revolutional toy named virtual reality, a technology that replicates an environment to allow for user interaction. Using many sensors, these devices can simulate almost all kinds of feelings including sight, touch, hearing, and smell. With the aim of creating a 'real' world, these devices can provide an environment that user can travel to anywhere they want at home.

Picture from Oculus Team’s blog

Picture from Oculus Team’s blog

The possibilities of VR are endless and bring many advantages to education[1] and training fields. There are few contents that may be used for education, but many smart guys understand and realize the future and the importance of VR in education field. Besides, VR plays an important role in combat training for the military. New soldiers are trained under a controlled environment where they are to respond to different types of combat situations with very low cost.

We can say VR can be helpful in all kinds of environment because it gives us a new way to feel and enjoy a real or virtual world. VR won’t let you down.


1  "GET TO KNOW WORLD". gettoknowworld.com. Retrieved 20 October 2015.