Embrace the Virtual Reality revolution!

Virtual reality is redefining so many business sectors - from entertainment, business, education and so many more!

The implications of being able to immerse yourself in a virtual environment are vast. And, with the recent fascination in the field from the point of view of businesses and consumers, there is a huge demand for VR developers!

Let us look at what this could mean for those interested in the field.

The IT Industry Guide is a collection of articles and resources by Internet Academy, Japan's first learning institute specialising in the Web. Here, we introduce you to industry insights in an easy-to-understand manner.

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Why you should keep an eye on the VR field

Virtual Reality, as a concept, has existed for a long time. Over the last few years, a large number of companies have started investing in it – creating devices such as Samsung Gear, Google Cardboard, and the famous Oculus Rift.

1. Future of media consumption

Virtual reality and its cousin, augmented reality (AR), changes how we interact with technology, products and the world around us. We have always been separated by a physical technological barrier in the past that limits our interactions. By being able to now "virtually" touch, view, and experience things, it opens up a whole new realm of possibilities.

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Take a look at the applications of WebVR

2. Varied applications

Imagine being able to use virtual reality in a classroom, when learning about the geography of a place. And what about the implications in aviation and military training? You could even have better data visualisation options! Not to mention how it could revolutionise the media and entertainment industry.

3. Excellent opportunity for developers

The rise in popularity of VR applications is a great opportunity for VR developers

Since this is such a new concept, very few companies have started working on consumer apps and projects, and a lot of companies are heavily investing into research applications for VR.

So, if this is a field that interests you, we highly recommend working on upgrading your skills! There is a rising demand for VR developers in the industry, and not a lot of skilled talent to fill that role, yet.

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View our Unity Developer Course, aimed at learning VR development

In conclusion

VR Development is a new and exciting concept in the field of technology, and a lot of companies, Internet Academy included, are looking forward to creating and implementing it in future applications.

Using this IT Guide, Internet Academy hopes to slowly introduce you to articles about tips, tricks, advice, and resources on how to be successful in this field.

Stay tuned for more updates!