From Virtual Cycling Races to AR Beer Labels

 - Oct 21, 2017
For millennia, the only way to experience anything approaching virtual reality was to fall asleep and dream, but the October 2017 virtual reality trends show that today, the immersive experiences are entirely available in the waking world as well. Whether virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, or any other modern experiential format, designers, developers, and engineers have created impressive pieces of content for consumers to explore.

Though we typically think of VR and AR as relatively passive experiences — ones where a true experience in the real world is replaced with a digital facsimile — companies are finding ways to make VR active. For example, the VirchyBike Lite system turns a stationary bike into a virtual cycling race where riders feel as though their cycling across a real outdoor track.