- Augmented RealityAugmented reality (AR) is an enhanced version of the real physical world combined with the use of digital visual elements, sound, or other sensory stimuli delivered via technology. It is a growing trend among companies involved in mobile computing and business applications in particular. The smash-hit Pokémon Go would be one example.Unlike virtual reality, which creates its own cyber environment, augmented reality adds to the existing world as it is, putting virtual layers over the current environment.
- Extended realityExtended reality (XR) does not refer to any specific technology. It is an umberella term for all physical and virtual combined environments and human-machine interactions. AR, VR and MR all fall under this term.
- Virtual RealityVirtual reality (VR) refers to a computer-generated simulation that projects the user into a 3D space. The user can interact within a 3D environment using electronic devices, such as stereoscopic goggles, suits or gloves with built-in sensors. The simulation gives the user an immersive experience in another, fictional or "real" place.