Alvin Wang Graylin, China Regional President of Vive at HTC, recently spoke at the Vision VR / AR Summit in Beijing and brought with him some bold predictions for VR over the next two years.
Two of Graylin’s 2018 predictions pertaining to real estate and retail are quite fascinating. He lists “real-estate developers begin to sell VR-ready micro-apartments” and “all key retailers begin offering VR shopping models” which could revolutionize those industries entirely should his predictions prove accurate. Victoria-based real estate software company Picture This Today is already planning ahead and preparing for these predictions to become reality. With sights sets on hitting the VR market in 2017, the company already shows fully immersive and interactive 3D environments of real property listings. Its exclusive online catalogue of 3D models is expected to be available through VR within a year and real estate developers could give tenants the opportunity to renovate their space in a VR environment before going through with extensive physical renovations that may or may not pan out in reality. These are among the massive opportunities Picture This Today is hoping to open the door for a new wave of VR innovation that will bring real estate and furnishing into the future. The work is already underway and it’s simply a matter of time before it becomes a new feature for Picture This Today’s revolutionary RE3D software.
Graylin mapped out 10 predictions for 2017 and 2018 and his forecast included a have a heavy emphasis on increased day-to-day use of VR and its integration into daily life. See his predictions below.