The latest Netflix crime series, Vortex, shows the police using immersive technology to recreate the 3D image of a crime scene and, due to a glitch in the system, accidentally transporting the protagonist into the past, when his wife met with an accident at the same spot.
The French crime series uses a dark room and a pair of ‘normal’ looking spectacles to immerse the cop investigating the crime into a virtual ‘reality’.
The sci-fi series might have gone too far by allowing the protagonist to use a glitch in the technology to travel back in time to the past, but ‘Immersive Reality’ is already a reality in the present.
What is Immersive Reality?
Immersive reality creates a new virtual reality by using 360-degree space. Like in Vortex, one can recreate a physical space, and enhance it with virtual objects to create an entirely new world with a perfect blend of real and virtual objects.
According to Mckinsey, immersive-reality technologies use sensing technologies and spatial computing to help users see the world differently through mixed or augmented reality or see a different world through virtual reality. In short, you are immersed in a new reality using special and sensing technologies and augmented reality.