The 10 Biggest AR, VR And Immersive Internet Trends In 2024

The term “immersive internet” refers to what I believe will be the next stage in the evolution of the online environment. It’s about moving beyond flat web pages, images and videos to create experiences that are more engaging, as well as conducive to shared interaction and collaboration. It will include technologies such as augmented reality (AR and virtual reality (VR).

With that in mind, here are some of the stepping stones we will hop across in 2024 as we head towards that future.

Virtual reality brings new vision to workplace training

Staff learning via VR do so four times faster than if they are in a classroom, according to a study last year by accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers. The report also found that employees were 1.5 times more focused in VR classes.

Edwina Fitzmaurice, is in charge of VR technology at fellow global accountancy business Ernst & Young. She says that another benefit to VR-based training is that users can more easily keep practising.

“People like the idea they can have a go again, they can learn again,” she says. “You get much higher retention rates, you get much better engagement scores.

“You get much better results because people are able to do it over and over, and they feel like they’re in it. We all know you learn by doing more than reading.”

Others point out that VR training is often more cost effective and safer than real world training, particularly if you are teaching someone to do a dangerous job. Rather than put someone straight into a high-risk environment, such as an oil rig, chemical plant, or a hospital emergency room, they can go through a VR simulation first.

Virtual School, New York

New York City, home to more than a million students in its school system, is the biggest school district in the U.S.—and now allows any student to enroll virtually in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed Virtual Innovators Academy, there are 17 teachers for about 200 students enrolled in the 2023-2024 school year for sophomore and freshman years.

Transforming Healthcare

The healthcare industry stands on the precipice of a remarkable transformation, driven by the convergence of cutting-edge technologies. Mixed Reality (MR) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are at the forefront of this revolution, bringing innovative solutions that enhance patient care, streamline processes, and empower medical professionals.


The World of 3D Models

We can source any 3D model for any subject and if we can’t find it we can build it!

This model to the right we found on the internet using the same system we use for our houses. It’s very cool, have a play with it and see how easy these models are to manipulate.

Thank FoG Ryû for this piece!

Use VR to showcase a design, product or idea?

Want to collaborate clearly and directly with others?

Want to have more control over meetings and conferences?

Want to have a demonstration or tradeshow from your own town which could gather hundreds of potential customers together into one place.

Use the latest in Virtual Reality technology to better connect with businesses, clients, partners, and others in your team.

VR is here to stay and there is no better way to all be in the one room when you’re not!

With over 4 years’ experience in Virtual Reality technology Virtual Teic is at the forefront of this latest communication breakthrough.

Contact us now for more information and step into the real world of Virtual Reality!

€30,000 Grant to refurbish vacant property

The Irish government is offering grants of up to a maximum of €30,000 for the refurbishment of vacant properties for occupation, including the conversion of a property which has not been used as residential.

Contact them now and see if you are entitled to it using the green button.

If you do get the grant or are interested in developing properties Virtual Teic can help with our Virtual House models. We are offering a 10% discount for models on this subject, use quote “refurb”.

Contact Paul on 089 247 9088

Virtual Teic's Virtual Meetings

We are now offering the chance for you to host virtual meetings with your colleagues wherever they are.

Interact, make decisions, view documents, 3D models and files in the privacy of a Virtual Meeting room available and customised to your company or group.

Contact us on 089 247 9088
or email
for more information now.

Irelands Accenture VR in Bussiness

‘Nobody wants to be remembered as the CIO that questioned whether they needed a website. This is a similar moment in time’
David Kirwan

Accenture Ireland

Metaverse Information from Mathew Ball - Investor

The influential venture capitalist Matthew Ball, who has written extensively about the metaverse, describing it as successor to the internet. >>

Metaverse - A Greater Walkthrough Experience

We have been building interactive 3D models for our clients for a number of years now using the latest in Virtual Reality technology. Giving them the experience of walking through their new build before construction and the ability to truly view their design and make relevant changes that has saved them thousands of euro. With each experience Virtual Teic has tried to offer more to that experience and with the “game changer” that is the Metaverse, now we can.

Walk through your house in the privacy of our own home through the online “Metaverse” with your partner or anyone else?

As you walk through your new home, look out the window and see the actual view of your new home in its surroundings?

Higher quality online models! Not that what we had wasn’t bad?

Virtual Teic offers all these things and so much more now that we use the online Metaverse as our walkthrough experience of choice. So contact us now to learn more and take advantage of this exciting new technology, and make informed design decisions on your new home! Metaverse, it’s the new internet!

Virtual Reality Facts & Figures

Have a look at the bottom  section of the page link on this button for some information on where Virtual Reality came from and how we can use it.

How to convert your 2D floor plans into a 3D model

Virtual Reality special visualisation – Allows important design changes. County Cork

When I was in College; I remember a Business Studies lecturer explaining how spreadsheets revolutionised accounting in the 1970’s. A user could explore “What if” scenarios, where one number could be tweaked and the knock on effects elsewhere could be seen instantly. Now, there is a technology that is doing the same for building. Imagine being able to ‘walk through’ a full-scale visualisation of a new build property, or even the rooms of a proposed extension, and experience what it will look like before a single brick is laid.

An Irish business Virtual Teic, are promoting their 3D design modelling technology service, ‘Virtual Reality’ that will be useful for homeowners, self-builders, developers and architects.


Virtual Teic bringing homes to life in Donegal and beyond!

Virtual Teic is a pioneering virtual modelling software business which brings 2D building plans to life, enabling users to experience how new builds will look using the company’s state of the art technology. Based in Gaoth Dobhair, here we speak with company Founder Eamonn Gallagher and Sales & Design lead Paul McMahon to find out more about their company, doing business in lockdown and plans for future growth and development.

‘’The idea for Virtual Teic initially began while I was working in America’’ explains Eamonn. The Magheroarty native developed the initial CAD design technology for his business International Framers where the software was used to assist with estimating job costs and stock requirements… read more…


Welcome to house shopping in the age of coronavirus.

It’s Saturday evening in London, and I’m house shopping in Dublin, thanks to a virtual-reality headset.

Temporarily forgetting she is sitting beside me, I shout to my wife: “I’m in the children’s bedroom.”….

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Virtual Reality, the new tool in house design.

Virtual Reality: Customer Feedback

From listening to our previous customers and clients Virtual Teic has discovered that the traditional process of building a house is lacking an extra step, the opportunity to better understand the design of the house before building begins. Now this has become possible with the advent of Virtual Reality Technology which adds an extra level to the building design process.

So, you want or need to build a house?

Here are the typical steps to building a house:

  1. This first phase is to look at the finances and see what kind of house you can afford.

  2. Following this you will come up with a design to take to the architect.

  3. The architect studies the design and tells you what you can do and what you can’t, draws up 2D plans of your design which, through continued consultation, you agree on.

  4. Next step is to submit the finalised plans to the planning authority for permission to build.

  5. Application to build is approved, hopefully without too much hassle, and construction begins.

These steps have been set down for years and work pretty well, or do they!?

Virtual Teic High Quality interior

Let’s go back to step 3.

When the plans for your house design are drawn up by the architect you can finally see and understand how your home is going to look. But, as we have discovered, not everyone can understand or visualise their house from the plans. Over 80% of people have no “spatial awareness” of the size of rooms or the general area inside the house from looking at the plans, they have trouble visualising room design or how windows and doors will look in relation to each other and generally the overall layout of the building.

But what if you could take the plans, have them constructed into a 3-dimensional model and be able to walk around the outside of the house and through the interior in full scale before you start building? The chance to be in your house and see where everything is, the actual size of rooms and their relation to each other, how big or small the windows are using both width and height instantly! The layout of stairs, the kitchen design, bathrooms, en suites and storage areas. This is available now using Virtual Reality and 3D computer models. We have found VR as a benefit to people building their home and this service should be in place as another step in the building process. Or at least to have an interactive model of your house, floor plans available online at your fingertips.

Customer Reaction

At Virtual Teic we have at least 4 clients a month using our Virtual Reality 3D house model service and the reaction has been immensely positive. “It’s a no brainer” and “that was money well spent” are just a couple of the comments we’ve had. It gives the client confidence in their house design, gives them the opportunity to see problems and make important changes to the design. We love the reaction they get after putting the Virtual Reality goggles on for the first time, “Wow”, and “oh my God” are just some of the comments.

Nitty Gritty! Clients get down to the true worth of using virtual reality

Having studied the online models we’ve previously sent them of their house before coming in to VR, they know straight away what they need to look at, what doesn’t fit, elements in the house they don’t like, or want to make sure of, of course clients also want to see elements they do like and to confirm they’re correct. For instance, they can walk around the kitchen with all the units in place and make sure elements are where they want them, is the oven and cooker correct in relation to each other.

A good example which we have come up against a number of times is the kitchen island. Using virtual reality clients can move round it and actually see if the room between the island and the main kitchen worktop is wide enough. If not, we can move the island using the 3D model to another position. If this was to happen at the building stage, and there were connections through the island to a cooker or sink, the time cost and upheaval to move even a foot, would be immense compared to placing it in VR.

Another common issue is stairs. The placement, angle, and how the stairway relates to other elements in the house can be a real problem. One client project we were involved in had this problem. The stairs were 900mm fold back right with a centre landing and the stair was positioned inside the front entrance on the architects plans. In the 3D model it revealed that the second level of steps came back across and hindered the opening of the front door. On the plans it looked fine but in reality it was an impossible position. Building the model first, walking through using VR, and seeing the problem, we could resolve it in 10 mins but if it had happened on the actual build there have been a real problem, especially if the stairs were custom built off site.

This is the value of 3D models and Virtual reality which has been embraced by the construction industry for large projects because of its importance in efficiency and cost effectiveness.  It is slowly being accepted by house builders but with an air of caution, partly because it hasn’t been used in the building process previously and mainly because it is believed to be too costly. Not any more!

Call or email us at Virtual Teic for more information.

Virtual Teic

Virtual Teic’s services are aimed at architects, developers, builders, estate agents, people building their own home and anyone else involved in the building and construction industry. In this era of BIM compliance, we believe that we are offering a service that will be an added benefit to coincide with the building services that are already out there.

Our system comprises building the model from plans, of any kind of building project, by creating a 3D computer model that can be used to check and test the design for suitability as well as other solutions.


Virtual Reality. The next big evolutionary change in technology after the internet, mobile phones and gaming is now here and more accessible all the time. In the construction Industry BIM has become an important system that will ultimately be used in all construction.

Our aim is to give you and your customers a representation of their potential building or house design so that they can see it before construction begins, this way they can view the design better instead of, after it’s built, saying “oh I thought this room would have been bigger” or “That window is too small for that view”!

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