Is Mixed Reality a future of communication?

As the ways in which we interact with technology evolve, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have generated a lot of buzz. However, we should not ignore the unlimited potential of mixed reality (MR) created based on augmented and virtual technologies.

Despite having many similarities, VR, AR, and MR are not totally alike. Whereas VR creates entirely computer-generated environments and AR overlays computer-generated imagery onto the real world, MR, also called hybrid reality, blends real and virtual worlds together. Unlike VR, which separates people from the real world, MR tries to enhance interaction in the real world.

No doubt, new technologies will change the way we communicate. Several years ago, we used text to communicate. Today, we communicate sharing photos and videos. Tomorrow, with MR, we’ll be able to communicate sharing experience. One of the biggest benefits of MR is that it is focused on sharing the view of a user’s workspace with a remote collaborator, not their face as in traditional call. Research on MR is conducted also by a team from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Let’s see, how MR could have an impact on the future of communications.

Mixed Reality Project by Weimar Bauhaus University

Source: Deutsche Welle

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