When people think of virtual reality (VR), the average person will more than likely associate it with video gaming. And who can blame them!? VR gaming is the hottest new thing since 3D printing. But then VR is much more than that.
In fact, in the coming decade, you’ll soon bear witness to its ultimate power, making a huge impact on every known market and industry today – yes, that includes education! Leading the way is EON Reality, who specializes in knowledge transfer very VR and augmented reality (AR). Serious Wonder spoke with EON Reality’s Global Marketing Manager Mark Cheben, to which we discussed the future of VR and AR, including its role in education.
What are EON Reality’s overall goals as both a company and provider of advanced modern technology?
Our mission, really, is to help people learn faster, remember longer, and decide better. And the reason we say that is because, in virtual reality, you can really get straight to the root of the experience and acquire hands-on learning. People tend to learn faster by doing things. And our mission is to make that happen.
Our vision for the future is gaining knowledge of human life. And what we mean by that is, we have companies like Google who’ll commoditize information. You can go on the computer and type in a couple of words and you’ll have, at your fingertips, the information that you’re looking for. However, what you don’t get is the work to put that knowledge to use. And so knowledge is still a very exclusive domain. And you could have a pretty big bank account to cover any debt going to college – maybe you’re wanting to go to Harvard or Yale – but unfortunately you don’t have the grades or things like that. So you’re still limited in your options where you can obtain your knowledge.
“You see that virtual reality gets a lot of press and a lot of love as being the coolest new gaming platform of the future, but because it puts everything right at your fingertips, it can also be so much more than that. It can really transform how we learn and how we interact with people.”
– Mark Cheben
Read the full interview here.