The Reality of Going Virtual

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During most of our day, we hear the whirring of a computer warming up and then quickly have a screen light up close by to our face.

In the case of virtual reality, you're submerged in it.

Matthew Farnsworth of the county library says, "The headset consists of two monitors that are right up next to your face. The image that's sent to either monitor is slightly different, so it tricks your brain into generating this three dimensional world when in reality it's just two two-dimensional worlds," added the library technology specialist.

The result is surreal, but optometrists do worry about issues that may result.

"A few concerns, the primary one being nearsightedness or myopia,” optometrist Jason Whitman says.
“I think a lot of the newer devices are working to correct some of the issues that we saw with that, because these devices are very new. It will be really interesting to see going forward how they actually impact nearsightedness in our population."

The impacts could become negative, but plenty of positive uses are still in early stages.

Farnsworth explained that experts in using this have made renderings of future projects such as the one on David Street.

Giving a much better idea of how things could be.

Farnsworth also mentioned that some components could give businesses the chance to interview potential employees.
Employers could put candidates through real simulations without being in the same state or country.