Extension to “Microsoft Layout”
This prediction is an extension of “Microsoft Layout”. According to the introduction of it, Microsoft Layout is a VR-based preset of floor building that allows people to set the items before setting them in reality to find out what should be fixed. My prediction contains some specific details. First of all, this layout should have the function to set the whole plane before the items, for example, how large exactly should the plane be? From this perspective, I suggest a square-based plane set. The whole plane is divided by squares that share the same size. For example, one plane is a 100*100 size square. What’s more, the squares are not fixed. They are editable, because if the builders would like to adjust the fineness of the plane, they can change the squares from 100*100 10 square meters squares to 1000*1000 1 square meter squares. Then secondly, the items should be set according to the squares of the plane. For example, a printer can occupy a 2*2 place in the plane. To realize this, the layout should collect as much information of different items as possible to let the builders use correct data to build the plane. Last but not least, Microsoft Layout can also be applied to architecture industry.
Facebook VR live experience
This prediction is based on the Oculus Research on Facebook reality lab. My prediction consists of 1. camera for live shooting 2. VR headset for user experience. First, when the Facebook user starts a live video, he or she is wearing a VR headset that contains a camera that is 360 shooting the things around him/her. Through Facebook, the audience can see whatever the camera is shooting, they can even see the things that are behind the user.
VR game market gets rapidly growth
Actually this is a fact that is already happening. My prediction is more than that. I think that several hitting games like Oasis in Ready Player One or Sword Art Online will become a really popular game throughout the mainstream society. At that time, a VR headset should be as popular as smartphones, because the games are based on a large number of users or gamers. As more and more people are getting used to VR headsets and VR games, the VR game market will be a new popular industry that attracts many investors and manufacturers. Game platforms such as steam will earn more money and more games will be produced at that time.
A museum that consists of AR items will appear in 4 years! This museum contains nothing except for AR equipment. As VR games get more and more popular, the AR museum will become a place that allows people to experience the VR world in the actual reality. Except for presenting VR game world, this museum will also be used to present the latest VR/AR technologies that are not yet complete to present the actual thing. AR robot will be the guide in this museum.