From VR Espresso Machines to AR Dancing Instructors

 - Aug 20, 2017
The August 2017 VR trends raise fecund metaphysical questions. Reality is a matter of perception; there's no such thing as reality except in that people are able to process it. Who's to say whether virtual reality is any different from the supposed real world? Being in a virtual world is exactly as real as being out of one. The August 2017 VR trends might simply be called the August 2017 R trends then, but for clarity's sake we've stuck with the former.

Virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality have become so popular that there is even a subgenre of emerging tech peripherals devoted to them. The 'Scroll' ring, for example, is a discreet ring that serves as a subtle controller for AR environments, helping users to stay low key while immersed in the technology. Further, the 'Vive N Chill' is a set of cooling fans designed to keep users from overheating while wearing bulky VR headsets.