Virtual reality is a computer stimulated environment with which a person can interact almost as if it was a part of the real world. Virtual reality while still extremely new has become the topic of many opposing viewpoints. It has caught the eye of the general public for many reasons. Perhaps, this is mainly because of all the possibilities which Virtual reality creates. However, despite the controversy Virtual reality has aroused, society should not remain sceptical. Virtual reality if used in positive way can bring a great technological advancement. In the past, Virtual reality has been nothing more than a small step beyond video games. However, it is now apparent that this technology can be used for more practical purposes. These purposes include national defence, surgical process and various other applications. Society has not fully acknowledged the benefits of Virtual reality as of yet because it is still under development. The reason for Virtual reality remaining in its development for so long is mainly due to its complexity.
The concept of Virtual reality can only be understood by making complex calculations, but with today’s hardware it is very difficult to make such calculations. However, as apparent in recent years, technology is advancing at an extreme rate. In the government’s perspective use of Virtual reality it is easy to see how this technology proves useful. Supposing that a country got into a war, by using Virtual reality pilots instead of real pilots the number of causalities would be less. Pilots would fly their aircraft from a remote location via video and audio equipment in the form of Virtual reality. As technology advances over the next few years it will become easier and easier for the pilots to fly planes from a remote location. It is clearly apparent that because this technology is so new, society is unsure how it will fit in. this is also a good example of why people’s views are so varied. Some people see Virtual reality as just another tool, which will aid society in many ways. Although quite ironic, for a long time society has had a fear that technology will someday take control of their lives.
No matter how much society is aware of Virtual reality, the human brain still has instincts that can’t be controlled. That is one of the drawbacks of Virtual reality. That no one is sure what to expect. Just as with any other technology, the only way to find out the results of Virtual reality is to test the limits. Knowing that Virtual reality has the ability to affect so many people in such a large number of ways there needs to be some kind of limitation. Perhaps, in the coming years, new technology will come out and people will learn more about this Virtual reality. However, until that time, the question will remain numerous and doubtful yet the possibilities are unlimited.