Mark Zuckerberg has announced new details about Project Cambria, Meta’s new virtual reality (VR) glasses. According to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset Tracker, the global market for augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets grew 92.1% year-on-year in 2021, with shipments reaching 11.2 million units.
So what’s next for VR glasses and what are the risks involved in using them? Here are some insights from Kaspersky experts. Despite the heated debate about VR glasses and their metaverse integration, there are some limitations that hinder the active development of the technology.
Children Adapt Easier to Virtual Reality
A major limitation is the need for a high learning threshold to enter this new world. Adults need time to get used to the interface and adjust to the feelings of virtual reality. Children, on the other hand, generally adapt much faster and are better at perceiving virtual reality.
The following improvements are required for a high-quality “leap threshold” in the VR experience: Higher technology: A level similar to the technology depicted in the movie “Ready Player One” is required. The virtual world portrayed in this movie was almost indistinguishable from the real world. By making the use of virtual headsets and sandboxes easier to associate, understand and adjust, the threshold of entry for people with difficulties can be further lowered.
More comfort: Currently, VR glasses provide a visual representation of another world, but not all senses are “transferred” into this virtual reality. People may feel discomfort during long-term use of VR glasses. Symptoms of motion sickness such as headache, dizziness, nausea and disorientation can be experienced.
Users Have Security Concerns
The excitement around Metaverse VR also raises concerns about cybersecurity and privacy. But many of the problems in these areas are almost the same as with other technologies. The platform has potential account hijacking issues that could lead to identity theft and fraud.
If attackers get their email accounts through phishing, malware or credential stuffing, they can also access personal data stored on users’ preferred “metaverse” platform.