How Technology is Changing the Way We Travel – VR and AI are Transforming Travel

People love to travel, which is a fact that is true for most people. Going from one place to another means that you are exposed to a completely different culture, a world which is somewhat completely different to the one you live in, yet still similar. Humans are humans, no matter where you go. They will do their stuff, morning, afternoon and evening. Yet, travel is easier today, through technology, of course. With the internet, we have obtained endless information which we can access at any given point when traveling. Today, specifically, travel is easier through the use of VR and AI. Here is how these two technologies are helping change how we travel.

VR – See the World Before You Actually See it

Isn’t it great that we can explore our world before actually setting out to see it? Doesn’t that feel good, that you can see all the streets of the cities you plan on visiting before actually traveling over there and experiencing things in person? Yes, it does. This was made possible through Google and the use of their Street View technology. Their cars automatically take photos of the streets they drive through. That means getting to see a city through the perspective of a car, as well as most roads in the world. With VR, you can explore these streets and actually see them, meaning that you can explore the city you are planning on visiting. This is especially good for people who like to plan ahead and memorize their route in case their phone runs out of battery or they have a bad sense of orientation. Memorizing the monuments and objects on the road to your hostel can be time-saving.

AI – The Guide to the World

Artificial intelligence is applied in subtler ways than most people imagine. It often does something behind the scenes which makes our daily life easier. The search engines, for once, are powered by AI technology and use it to enhance their predictions and help us find what we are looking for. The predictive models are based on a couple of criteria, what you searched for, if you searched for similar things one after another, if they are related to your search query in a way, and many more things. The AI helps us find our way to a destination easier, every saved second adds up, and every time you avoid frustration is a very big thing, actually.

Virtual Tours – A New Way of Experiencing Something

In various museums and parts of the world, you can find virtual tours, which are like regular tours, except you don’t actually walk the grounds, but rather explore them through VR. This is especially important for history tours or tours of places that no longer exist, or are still a work in progress, like space.

Technology keeps changing us in ways we have yet to comprehend, but some are pretty easy to spot. VR and AI technology helps out almost everywhere and travel is no exception.