Now that there are actual VR churches in existence – ones with real congregations and even baptisms – it’s clear that we do not have to wait for a world where church can be held in the metaverse any longer. In this article, we’ll explore what is making it easier than ever.
Virtual reality technology is gaining a foothold in industries across the world, including the Church. Virtual tours of the Holy Land have been available since the technology first emerged and are now enjoying new upgrades with 360 technology. The Octagon Project and YouVersion also partnered in 2017 to bring VR technology to the YouVersion Bible App to help people connect with the Bible through virtual reality experiences. Life.Church is also working on a VR offering.
With the advent of Pokemon Go and all the excitement last year with this augmented reality game, more technologies have been released and are currently being developed to take advantage of both augmented and virtual reality--both in secular and religious applications. In case you're already confused about what the differences between these two technologies, below is a helpful infographic with information to clarify what defines each technology.
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