The difference of VR, AR, and MR.

You’ve heard of ______ Reality.

You all are familiar with Virtual Reality, the hot new trend that began in 2016 that is ever growing until this day?

This picture of Oculus that Facebook acquired will remind you of where you heard the word ‘virtual reality.’

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Also, ‘Pokemon Go’ which drew everyone outside and off their couches made you curious about what Augmented Reality is.

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Recently, Microsoft launched ‘HoloLens’ and the term Mixed Reality also appeared in some articles.

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Virtual, Augmented, Mixed- Reality; What are those?

These ‘Reality’ series, how are they different from each other?

Let me distinguish VR and AR/MR first.

The word ‘virtual reality’ was often used in fictional works as artificial spaces that are counters to the real world. These days, it is used as an umbrella term for virtual worlds materialized by computer programming including VR, AR, and MR. When you differentiate VR and AR/MR, it is specifically used as virtual space entirely separated by the real world. Wearing HMD with VR contents, you can experience a whole new world built by computer graphics with your sight for the real world completely blocked. …

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