The future of Mixed Reality is still in its infancy. While most people are familiar with or have at least heard the terms Virtual and Augmented Reality, Mixed Reality currently takes a backseat in the realm of extended reality. However, Mixed Reality holds the potential to transform the way we interact with the world. Its future is promising, and the rapid advancement of technology continues to evolve and improve, further fueling the potential of Mixed Reality.
One major factor that will contribute to the growth of Mixed Reality usage is the size and portability of devices. We’ve witnessed the evolution of cell phones from bulky bricks with protruding antennas to pocket-sized devices with the computing power and capabilities of a computer. Speaking of computers, remember the days of cumbersome, fish tank-like machines? Today, computers come in the form of laptops, phones, cars, and even headset devices. The emergence of Mixed Reality glasses and headsets that can be worn like traditional glasses makes Mixed Reality more accessible to the general public. Just imagine the popularity if these devices become as convenient as your everyday glasses or contacts, or even better, superimposed seamlessly, as seen in movies.
The next significant development in Mixed Reality is the integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning. While the latest trend is artificial intelligence and Chat GPT, AI is more than just a component of the metaverse. Artificial Intelligence is already a part of our daily lives, evident in voice assistants, facial recognition for cellphone unlocks, autonomous vehicles, and assembly-line robots. By incorporating AI into Mixed Reality, we will be able to analyze and respond to user behavior in real-time, enhancing the experience, making it even more seamless and immersive.
While we have extensively covered the various industry applications in our blog, here are a few sectors where Mixed Reality is making an impact: Education, entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail, to name a few. These are diverse industries to date, but as technology progresses, new use cases will undoubtedly emerge across different sectors.
The future of Mixed Reality is exciting and brimming with potential. As technology continues to advance, we can expect to witness the emergence of more innovative applications and use cases that have the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with the world around us.