Virtual games: How will they affect our future world?
With their interactive experience, virtual games changed the definition of entertainment after they first arrived on the scene. As time passed and virtual reality games with elaborate schemes were unveiled that gave the players an almost real experience of being present in a 3-D environment and interact with it, several new avenues have opened up of using such games beyond the realm of entertainment. With technology advancements and new experiments that aim to make this aspect of virtual games even better, here’s how we believe it will affect our world in the future:
- Education would become interesting. Rather than boring classroom lectures and textbooks, virtual games would make learning more exciting and real fun by giving the students an immersive, real-world experience. Imagine a game where a child can take a tour of the moon’s surface, see and even interact with it to understand what it’s made of.
- Learning new skills and training would become easier. Virtual games with VR (virtual reality) and AI (artificial intelligence) would make understanding and learning complex skills in various fields (like engineering, medical, language, army, etc.) easier. With immersive, hands-on experiences, anything from learning new languages to practicing a combat situation, rescue mission, or a surgery (ahead of the actual event) would prove to be extremely useful. Though some of these methods are already in use, they will widen their reach in the coming years to cover an extensive range of domains.
- Tourism would be viewed differently. Imagine being able to tour your future vacation destination before actually going there. From a 360-degree view of some of the major tourist spots to the hotel rooms and local market, the tourism and hospitality sector would use virtual games to entice their potential customers.
- Recruitment would be redefined. In jobs that require the employees to have specific skills like the handling of irate customers in a retail store or pacifying angry patients in a hospital etc., using virtual games to simulate real-life tasks or scenarios. And assessing how the potential candidates are handling or reacting to them would help companies evaluating candidates better during their recruitment procedure.
- Interior decoration and renovation would no longer be messy. Imagine virtual games that let you see how your home would look when you build a fireplace by knocking down that wall (before you do so), or how your interiors would light up with the installation of those accent lights or a glass window. By seeing and feeling the change ahead of actually making them, you could plan your renovations or interior design tasks more efficiently.
As the years pass by, we are sure innovative minds would come up with many more virtual games concepts like the ones above that would change our world in the future for the better.