AR vs. VR

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Choose one.

  1. Augmented reality (hololens)

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  2. Virtual reality (Oculus Rift)

    40.0%
  3. Mixed (Would be able to do both)

    20.0%
  1. dj505
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    dj505 Inexperienced Romhacker

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    Which would you prefer and why? If you have an account try and post a reason for your vote.
     
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  2. FAST6191

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    I find both to be fascinating concepts. I imagine AR will be more my thing in years to come though. As I see it (pun if you want it to be) both will probably first come by projecting things into my eyeball so it is probably not one or the other once the technology matures.
     
  3. TotalInsanity4

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    I would honestly like to see a headset that can do both, a "mixed reality" headset if you will. It would be cool to have either option. Both HTC and Oculus are going in the right direction by including a front-facing camera on their headsets
     
  4. Originality

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    Augmented reality enriches the world or creates an overlay so you get your interactive elements whilst still being able to function in the world.

    Virtual reality is an escape from reality and allows greater levels of immersion compared to staring at a screen. Later it will allow sensory disconnection or replacement for complete immersion in the virtual environment (a la SAO) but that's a long way off.

    Both are in very early stages, but I'd prefer augmented reality. I don't see VR goggles enriching my gaming experience beyond the aspect of allowing free view by turning my head (something demonstrated well in Star Citizen) and full-dive technology isn't even on the horizon. On the other hand, if augmented reality can reach the level seen in Dennou Coil (anime, but it's interesting) which is definitely achievable, then I can see it taking over the entire mobile gaming platform as well as being an enhanced social media platform.

    Edit: although, from what I've seen of Hololense, it's not there.
     
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    Can't wait fir SAO-style fulldive immersion!
     
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    I voted VR mainly because it's more immersive and better for gaming. AR is really cool though, seeing as you could completely change your existing environment and look at it in a new way.
     
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    I rather use AR, even though Full Immersive VR is a long way off, I wouldn't use it because while you're inside the game something could happen to you.

    I rather use AR because instead of being disconnected from reality, games (And whatever programs it has) are being combined with it.
     
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    Changed vote to mixed, because I also find both to be really cool concepts, and both have their pros and cons, so why not be able to switch between both when you feel like it?
     
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