Virtual reality (VR) is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. Applications of virtual realities include entertainment, education and business in many fields such as military training for soldiers on deployment abroad, professional development at home through medical practice sessions with patients who may live too far away for regular visits etc., interaction between rock stars and their fans via music videos shot inside VR-style video games like Rock Band 4 rather than traditional music videos outside edited environments).
Augmented Reality is an interactive experience where computer-generated perceptual information – including visual, auditory and more – can be placed in a real world environment. Augmented Reality is best defined by three concepts: it is a combination of real world and virtual world, it involves real-time interaction, and it uses both 3D virtual objects and real world objects. It can either add to the natural environment or it can mask the natural environment.
Mixed reality (MR) is a combination of real worlds and virtual worlds to create new environments and visualizations, where physical and digital objects can then co-exist and interact in real time. Mixed reality does not only take place in either the physical world or virtual world, but is a blend of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. The difference between AR and VR: Augmented reality takes place in the real world, with information or objects that is added virtually; Virtual Reality immerges you in a virtual world without the intervention of the real world.