We know the world through our senses and perception systems. In school we all learned that we have five senses: taste, touch, smell, sight and hearing. These are however only our most obvious sense organs. The truth is that humans have many more senses than this, such as a sense of balance for example. These other sensory inputs, plus some special processing of sensory information by our brains ensures that we have a rich flow of information from the environment to our minds
Social Media has changed how we communicate with loved ones, for business, and with brands. Just when you thought more change in communication was not possible, Virtual Reality is adding another level to how you interact with people online.
- 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 Time. 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.