Immersive Technology is a category of technology that blends the digital and real world together or simulated world, enveloping the users senses in order to give a feeling of immersion. Immersive technology is a powerful tool that is helping reshape how society teaches education, does business, and provides entertainment.
Immersive technology falls under several categories, first being virtual reality, which works by immersing the user in a simulated world. The second immersive technology is augmented reality; computer generated composite view over the real world, which can be found in a myriad of different devices ranging from smartphones to headgear. Lastly, Mixed reality, also known as hybrid reality, which works by blending both the real world and virtual world to create new environments and visualizations where both physical and digital objects can co-exist and interact in real time.
Immersive technology is already disrupting and reshaping how we communicate, by providing the user with an immersive platform to emulate a feeling of being a part of the experience. With immersive technologies you can watch movies or play games like never before take for example virtual reality, which provides the user with a first person viewing experience in a simulated world of their choosing. Augmented reality is bridging the gap between the digital and real world by connecting objects, people, and places with digital information creating a new platform for gaming, business, and education. Lastly, mixed reality and its ability to make the physical and digital world coexist and interact with one another in real time blurs the line of what’s real and what’s not.