Mixed reality (MR) is a user environment in which physical reality and digital content are combined in a way that enables interaction with and among real-world and virtual objects. Unlike virtual reality (VR) which immerses the end user in a completely digital environment, or augmented reality (AR) which layers digital content on top of a physical environment, mixed reality blends digital and real world settings. Mixed reality is sometimes considered a type of augmented reality (AR), but its capacity for interactivity between real-world and digital elements places it further along the virtuality continuum, which has physical reality at one extreme and immersive virtual reality at the other.
- Social Virtual Reality is where users can immerse themselves in the online world to communicate with other users as a customized avatar. You can liken social Virtual Reality to live interaction; it is face-to-face. Social Virtual Reality allows you to virtually appear in front of someone who is sitting on the other side of the world.
- Social Virtual Reality is a fun way to interact with people online. Not only can you have a conversation with them, but you can dance, explore different environments, and even go shopping online together.
- One of the best platforms for Social Virtual Reality is vTime. You can sit with three other people in a campfire-like style in different environments – including outer space and under the sea – and have a conversation.
Social Virtual Reality is an innovation which is enhancing our online experiences.