Original article posted on Daily Hive
Imagine receiving information about the world around you just by looking at it.
You walk by a restaurant and browse the menu without stepping inside, try on a sweater without going into the store, or follow directions to a new destination without having to look at your phone.
Now let’s take it one step further.
Imagine walking through your new apartment before it has even been built, exploring a foreign city without leaving your living room, or practicing open heart surgery without the risk of endangering someone’s life.
Sound crazy? This is the future that VR/AR technology promises and it’s not that far away.
In fact, a lot of it is happening right now.
By the end of 2017, roughly $1.6 billion USD will have been invested into the advancement of VR and AR technology.
And Vancouver is playing no small role in this development. Our city has become a top tech hub with upwards of 130 VR/AR companies exploring everything from gaming and filmmaking to architecture and enterprise solutions.