The present has finally caught up to the future when it comes to Virtual Reality.

3D computer simulations that transport people’s consciousness into a different world have long been just figments of imagination within a storybook or a movie screen, but now, with the release of several virtual reality systems on many different platforms, the world is on the verge of transitioning to a new medium of experience.

From the games, we play to the way we work, and even to the way we learn, Virtual Reality will be the next big thing to change the way human beings interact with the world.

Virtual Reality has already positioned itself as to be the next big thing in the Video Game market.

But, this new addition will become far more than just a fad.

It will be an entirely new way to experience the thrill, or action or even sadness of a video game.

People will become the characters they so adore, and will get to experience an entirely different world as they progress through adventures created by designers and storytellers.

Virtual Reality will also change the landscape when it comes to business.

Colleges looking to recruit will no longer need to bring prospects in for a tour, they can bring the tour to them.

Marketing presentations will no longer rely on vision and imagination in order to get the point across, a boardroom can be technologically transported and experience the vision someone has for the future first hand.

The possibilities are endless, from automobile design to architecture plans and remodeling, to retail stores allowing shoppers to try on clothes from their home, virtual reality will soon have changed something in every area of work related activities.

Another area virtual reality will complete change everything that we think we know is education.

The school is the most obvious area that virtual reality will soon have a dramatic effect.

College choices for many students are limited by distance.

Not everyone can afford to travel out of state in order to have access to the best professors.

But with virtual reality that won’t matter.

Interactive Virtual Classrooms can hold far more students, and students can be transported to the class from anywhere in the world.

But, school is just one area, education of all kinds will change dramatically.

Learning to drive will become far less dangerous, getting experience performing open heart surgery won’t require an actual human body, learning to box will no longer require a person to get punched in reality, only virtually.

The list could go on forever.

The technology of virtual reality is finally real and is poised to shift everything forward.

People will play harder, learn faster, and work more efficiently. It will affect every industry imaginable.

Once the technology is fully embraced and begins to really develop, the only limitations will be people’s own imaginations.