It has always been a great doubt to all, What actually virtual world means?
According to Wikipedia, it is a computer-based simulated environment where users can create a personal avatar and can independently explore the virtual world i.e the world that continues to exist even after users exit the world.
Today’s generation is more active in the virtual world whether it can be for entertainment purpose like 3-D games or for social interaction like Facebook etc.But it has side effects too.
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Recently many studies have proved that prolonged use of VR devices can cause many eye diseases like eye strain and it can even cause the trouble in hand-eye coordination.
2. NAUSEA OR VIRTUAL REALITY SICKNESS
It can cause nausea when, for instance, users move their heads and the virtual images don’t keep up. VR headset manufacturers are working to reduce motion sickness. Some of the VR sicknesses occurs when the brain and the body don’t agree about what’s going on.
3. LACK OF AWARENESS
Generally, people who are more active on social networking sites are less aware of their surroundings and have less ability to deal with society and situations of the real world.They panic suddenly if the situations are not according to them.
4. REAL WORLD INJURIES
Virtual reality headsets block both vision and sound and make it difficult to stay aware of the people, objects, and architecture around you. Even with systems that are equipped with cameras to warn you when you’re approaching an obstacle, users have accidentally smashed their motion controllers into their TVs, trip over furniture etc, and these can cause sometimes severe injuries too.
5. PSYCHOLOGICAL CONSEQUENCES
Virtual reality can leave us with an existential hangover. It results in a feeling of temporarily fuzzy, light-headed, and in a dream-like state.It causes irritation and makes us impatient when we do not get a virtual world in reality as the virtual world is all about speed and adventures and to get that in the real world is difficult.
Even with so many drawbacks, the Virtual world is becoming a highly successful source of entertainment.
As it is said, ‘Too much of anything is harmful’, we must keep in check our usage of the virtual world and be aware of our surroundings.
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