Like two sides of a coin, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are related but different! Both are getting a lot of media attention, but we often confuse them with one another. Despite the misconception, both are having remarkable growth for the past few years.

So what’s the difference between the two? Wait, are there even some similarities?

AR and VR have one big thing in common: they both have the ability to change our perception of the world! The difference lies in where we stand. While VR can take us anywhere, AR can bring anything to us!

Let's take a look at this handy comparison.

As we can see, AR and VR both have their potentials, but each of them serves a different role in our lives. While one might end up surpassing the others, we prefer to see them as two things that support one another. Engineers seem to agree with this. Some predicted that there's a possibility that the line between AR and VR will be blurred – they could even merge completely!

What do you think about AR and VR? Are they competing, or are they complementary?