Virtual reality (VR) is an experience taking place within simulated and immersive environments that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. Whereas, Augmented reality (AR) is an interactive experience of a real-world environment where the objects that reside in the real-world are enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information.
Both these technologies has a real potential in the future in improving our lives. From Gaming, Education to Military these technologies will improve our quality of life quite significantly.
Here are the differences between Augmented reality and Virtual reality:
- It consists of a digital world only.
- User is isolated from the real world.
- Delivered through head mounted displays or handheld controllers
- Primarily used for Entertainment, Gaming and Training purposes.
- Virtual reality modeling language (VRML).
- A mix of digital and real worlds
- Users in touch with the real world.
- Delivered through mobile devices and headsets.
- Primarily used for business in manufacturing environments and other industries.
- Augmented reality markup language (ARML).
In conclusion, both of these technologies are quite vast areas. If you want to learn more about them you can check out following pages: