Monday December 19, 2016

This Was The Year Of VR, Until AR Stole It

Why does it always have to be one or the other? It's not like AR, as cool as the technology is, stole any of VR's thunder this year, or vice versa. In fact, I think both will coexist just fine because they are clearly different products targeting different markets.

VR, AR, MR and every other "R" need to coexist for a while. For now virtual reality is the easiest to pull off -- software and hardware makers have the fewest things to keep track of and complete control of the virtual environment -- and also the most developed. It's fairly easy for a developer to build a VR app or for a manufacturer to make a VR-ready phone. Mixed reality is clearly harder.