Technology has become more and more advanced from time to time. And, it does not show any signs to stop its development. At the moment, smartphone is the most-used technology. We can text and call someone, browse the Internet, watch movies, listen to music, and many more. But, will it stay to be the best gadget forever? We asked that question because there have been some other devices which may replace smartphones. In 2016, we are introduced to Virtual Reality (VR). A lot of people, especially gamers, are going crazy about it. Then, there is also a similar technology called as Augmented Reality (AR), which are quite popular as well. So, which one of them will get to the top and beat smartphone? Let’s check them out individually.
Virtual Reality or simply known as VR is a technology which immerses people into a digital world. By using this device, we can see a complete different world with such a high quality visual. We will also get some new experinces with it.
We can tell you a couple of reasons why VR is possible to replace your smartphone in a few years ahead. First, there is a fact that smartphone sale is slowing down. As a matter of fact, the sale of VR surpasses smartphone sales within only 4 years. Although the sale rate is not that slow, it proves that people have more interest to this latest gadget now.
Second, both gadgets offer different function. If we compare them, smartphone is more convenient to use. It has a lot more features than VR. However, there is still a chance for this new device to grow into something more advance. Soon it might have all the features in smartphone. Plus, it has other features which you cannot find in your phone.
Many people said that Augmented Reality or AR has higher chance to replace smartphones. It is because this device has better technology compared to VR. This one combines a lot of features in VR (e.g. stereoscopic 3D or positional tracking) with natural environments. Let’s take HoloLens by Microsoft as the example. This gadget is able to put a virtual screen on the wall of our real world. That makes AR can replace our television too.
What makes AR has bigger chance for the replacement is that some big tech companies begin to show their interest toward this latest technology. Besides Microsoft, there are also Facebook, Google, and Snap Inc. Each of them even have taken some steps in building their own version of the device.
From the comparison above, it is clear that AR is the one that will replace smartphones. However, it will not happen in anytime soon since smartphone has better function at the moment. It is important to note that either AR or VR is very difficult to get perfected. Not to mention, not all people can use these two gadgets because of their expensive price. Unlike smartphone, we cannot carry them to anywhere as we like. But, there is a chance that both AR and VR might come with better price and function. Consequently, more people will be able to afford it and leave their phone behind.
That is our prediction about smartphone, AR, and VR. So, what do you think? Will smartphones be replaced to any of these two gadgets? If it will, which one will you choose to go with?