Labels are fun! Some of these definitions will change over time, and perhaps more importantly: our virtual and authentic realities exist and mix on a spectrum, and these are convenient break points.



Current industry-standard terms
These are industry terms used frequently and has good standing at industry events, on wikipedia, and amongst technophiles.











The MR Confusion

Mixed Reality has been used in various contexts throughout the years and is causing a lot of confusion in the industry, and even moreso amongst the public.



















Public Awareness

Most of the public is only aware of VR (technophiles think Vive, general public thinks Cardboard), and AR (fun camera apps on their phones). When messaging your experience, particularly around AR and MR, be certain to distinguish yourself clearly.



This is one of a handful of VR advice pages I've written. Check out the index for more.