VR/AR 101

What is the difference among Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR)?

VR allows you to immerse in an environment that does not exist. By wearing VR devices such as Google Cardboard, you can be transported in an environment where you can be swimming along with dolphins!

You are in the world of AR if you are sensing added digital effects using the camera of your smartphone. You might be seeing a dolphin popping up your phone! Playing Pokemon Go in your phone or Snapchat is also an AR experience.

MR is a combination of VR and AR. Real world and virtual world combines and interacts. Microsoft’s hololens is a MR. You might be seeing some dolphins popping out from your screen as you swim along with them!