A sense of wonder… this is what we wish to awaken. For many, we may not get a chance to visit and explore some of the wonders of this world. That statement is very true, until now. Go to the Eiffel Tower and stand in awe of this simple, yet majestic, landmark. Visit the Pyramids of Giza or the Great Wall of China. Stand at the base of the Burj Khalifa or wonder at the history of Stonehenge. Do this all from the comfort of your home, office or school. Rather than simply view a famous landmark, learn about the architect, design and construction of these wondrous places. Whether infirmed, lacking resources or simply lacking time, there is no reason to deny yourself the wonders of this world.
How do teachers take their charges to some of the great wonders of this world? Logistically and financially, it just is not possible. With immersive technology, the previously impossible is now within reach.
How can the physically challenged experience such inaccessible places as the Great Wall of China, safely and reasonably? AR/VR is now an answer.
And how can you allow those that have been incarcerated to feel a connection with the society they may one day return to? Technology like virtual reality allows for an escape from one’s true reality, and trips to Mecca and Medina, Giza and the Taj Mahal are wonderful rewards for outstanding behaviour.
Using these applications one can break geographical barriers and feel a new sense of time and space. Where once was considered the domain of the most fortunate among us is now an achievable destination. This democratization of access is a wonderful thing to behold.