For virtual reality to work its magic on your senses, you need an entire system that will work together seamlessly to make you believe you’ve entered another world. When your VR program needs to stop and buffer because your network is too slow, the illusion breaks. That’s where 5G comes in, its network will not only keep the illusion going, but it’ll bring it to all new heights.
Technology is growing at a rapid rate and now that we have an expandable network capable of keeping up: the sky isn’t even the limit—in fact, there is no limit to what we can accomplish with emerging tech and ultra-fast data speeds. Read on to find out more.
What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality (VR) is a computer generated simulation—which is only fully successful if it takes over your senses in such a way that the alternate reality it is creating for you is believable.
It doesn’t just catapult you into another world—no, that’s what film and TV are for: VR brings you into another world and puts you in the driver’s seat of each and every program. But the only way you’ll truly feel like you’re in control is if the system you’re using is perfectly knitting the events you’re experiencing within the virtual world to your actions and reactions to them. The thing that makes that process seamless, is your network speed: which is why 5G is such a big deal for VR.
The Evolution of Virtual Reality
From the time people created computers, they began developing virtual worlds. Of course, VR was carved from rough beginnings, but the moment the technology was met with network speeds that were able to cut down on lag time, which is the gap between your VR experience and real time events, then the systems began to take off. Now that 5G is here, VR is real time.
Due to the fact that you’re no longer going to experience lag time (a delay) you will be able to: act, react, build, dance, game, learn, meet, and so much more—in real-time. You can do it alone or with others. For business or for play. You can do it anywhere you’ve got a 5G connection and it’ll be easy to integrate into your life—so much so—that it might even leave you grappling with the age-old question, “What is real?”
What Will 5G Will do VR?
- Cut out delays between programs and real-time events
- Add realistic and responsive 360 degree views
- Greatly increase realistic sensory input, with directional audio
- Interact with other players without losing your connection
Get in the game with ultra-real VR games
Go beyond the classroom and bring your ideas to life
Plan every move before the first incision has been made
Stop burning yourself out and try something new
Take your imagination to new heights and design big
Travel anywhere and do anything, with anyone
5G Phones and Plans
The past couple years have brought forth heavy competition between mobile providers to be the first to offer customers 5G technology. While Sprint’s and AT&T’s 5G networks are up and (sort of) running, Verizon has everyone beat by being the first to offer 5G plans on their website: though the service isn’t available everywhere yet—far from it.
If you’d like to stay in the loop with AT&T’s, Verizon’s, Sprint’s and T-Mobile’s 5G mobile plans, then you should follow our 5G carrier guides. If you’d like to stay on top of the 5G smartphones offered by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile, then we have guides on those, too. Simply select your carrier and you’ll be taken right to the guide of your choosing.
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