Virtual reality (VR) \u2013 a broad term that describes interactive user-generated experiences within a simulated environment \u2013 represents the next great paradigm shift in computing. Once considered the lore of science fiction movies, VR has emerged as a tangible market with real companies developing powerful technology to enhance end-user experience. As the market grows tenfold over the next six years, investors should already be exploring the VR landscape and what it has to offer. VR is still very much uncharted territory for traditional investors. But as the market grows tenfold over the next six years, investors should already be exploring the VR landscape and what it has to offer. Below are three Canadian technology stocks that could help you capitalize on the soon-to-be $560 billion market. Before investing in VR, keep in mind that this is a highly volatile segment. Many VR-dedicated firms trade as penny stocks and have suffered huge declines in the past year. That\u2019s why it\u2019s important to invest based on value proposition and long-term outlook as opposed to share-price performance. Summary Top VR Companies: \tD-BOX Technologies Inc. (TSX: DBO) \tYDX Innovation Corporation (CVE: YDX) \tSpectra7 Microsystems (TSX: SEV) D-BOX Technologies Inc. (TSX: DBO) \tMarket Cap: $27.3 million \tAnnual Revenue Growth: 12.9% (March 2018) \tFree Cash Flow: $1 million \tForward PE: N\/A D-BOX Technologies has carved out a strong niche in the VR landscape. The Quebec-based company designs and manufactures moving seats found in cinemas and theme parks to create immersive entertainment experiences. The D-BOX motion system is deployed in 660 cinemas across 40 countries and was recently featured in the Captain Marvel movie. Although D-BOX was created specifically for the movie industry, it has expanded into video games and other domains where VR is prevalent. The company has expanded its revenue each year since 2009, highlighting its growth potential. \u00a0 YDX Innovation Corporation (CVE: YDX) \tMarket Cap: $7.8 million \tAnnual Revenue Growth: -67% (2017) \tFree Cash Flow: -$3.4 million \tForward PE: N\/A YDX Innovation made headlines earlier this year when it landed a high-profile business partnership with The Walt Disney Company Brazil to create exclusive virtual reality content. The partnership centres on the Arkave VR Arena, a free roam multiplayer platform that was originally developed by YDX. At just $0.15 per share, YDX is a true penny stock. Although the company\u2019s revenue growth disappointed in fiscal 2017, the last year in which there was available data, YDX has announced a shift in focus. This includes greater emphasis on eSports, one of the fastest growing segments within the VR landscape. Spectra7 Microsystems (TSX: SEV) \tMarket Cap: $20.3 million \tAnnual Revenue Growth: -63% (December 2018) \tFree Cash Flow: -$9 million \tForward PE: 8.50 After reporting back-to-back years of revenue growth, Spectra7 Microsystems took a big step backwards in 2018 as full-year revenues plummeted. As the company noted in its most recent earnings call, the downshift was \u201cdriven by VR market softness\u201d in the first half of the year. With the rough patch now over, Spectra7 expects to get back on track quickly. The virtual reality company manufactures virtual reality hardware, including the patented VR-9 DreamWeVR, cable connector technology and chips that allow augmented devices to achieve higher resolutions. As demand for VR technology grows, Spectra7 is well positioned to capitalize. Conclusion Virtual reality represents the next frontier in digital content creation. Although the sector is highly volatile and good VR stocks are hard to come by, a proactive approach will help you get the ball rolling. For now, D-BOX Technologies, YDX Innovation, and Spectra7 Microsystems are a good place to start your exploration.