The world is going virtual, and there’s absolutely nothing you can do. But what does this mean? Well, virtual has two meanings. On one level it could mean something that is either almost what it should be not quite. On another, it’s something that doesn’t exist in the physical world but appears to based on computer software. We’re going to look at both of these meanings and how they are playing more of a part in society and the world in general.
Entertainment is certainly shifting to virtual concepts. For instance, there is augmented reality. That’s definitely a form of virtual entertainment because it shows things existing in the real world when they don’t. The most popular example of this would probably be Pokemon GO with virtual pocket monsters to collect in the real world and gyms to battle at. Interestingly, Go has died down in popularity since last summer but the general concept behind it is still alive and kicking. In fact, you can probably expect the idea to be expanded. Just this week, Disney patented software that would allow visitors to their theme park to throw a virtual shield.
Then, there’s virtual reality. The meaning here, of course, being that you can enter a reality which almost feels like a new world. The latest incarnation of this software is Playstation VR. It hasn’t quite taken off as much as people expected it to when it was first announced. But the entertainment industry isn’t finished with VR. There will be further pushed to bring it to the front of home entertainment.
Businesses are relying on virtual solutions for one key reason that is hard to ignore. It saves them money. You can hire a CFO for your business. A chief financial officer will handle issues with capital and financial problems that you could encounter in your company on a daily basis, but it will cost you a lot of money. Essentially, you’ll be paying for an expert member of staff with the best qualifications and a hire like this doesn’t come cheap. That’s why you should hire a virtual CFO instead. By doing this, you can still benefit from an expert service, but you don’t have to pay the same price that you would for a full hire in your business. There are plenty of other examples where you can dodge the heavy costs in business by going virtual and company owners are definitely making the most of this possibility.
What about virtual connections? These days whether you go on a date, have a business meeting or speak to a company about a buying a product, you’re probably not going to be communicating in person. Instead, you will be communicating online through social media or possibly on a live chat. This could be considered a virtual conversation, and in some cases, you might not even interact with a person. When you buy products online, it’s highly likely that you’ll be dealing with automated software imitating a customer adviser rather than an actual individual.
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