VR and AR technologies have progressed to the point where an increased diffusion into different fields of application takes place.
The use of VR requires specific hardware, whereas many AR applications can be used with smartphones or tablets.
In addition to consumer markets, industrial fields of application are also increasingly being tapped. While German research makes a decisive contribution to VR and AR development, German industry has difficulty exploiting VR and AR.
The use of VR implies legal and ethical issues that are still largely unresolved.