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Virtual Reality - What It Is And How It Works

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Virtual Reality - What it is and How it Works

Imagine  being able  to point into  the sky and  fly.  Or
perhaps  walk through space  and connect molecules together.
These  are  some  of  the dreams  that  have  come  with the
invention  of  virtual reality.    With the  introduction of
computers,  numerous  applications  have  been  enhanced  or
created.  The newest technology that is being tapped is that
of  artificial  reality, or  "virtual  reality" (VR).   When
Morton   Heilig  first  got  a  patent  for  his  "Sensorama
Simulator"  in  1962, he  had no  idea  that 30  years later
people  would still be  trying to simulate  reality and that
they  would be doing it so  effectively.  Jaron Lanier first
coined  the phrase "virtual reality" around 1989, and it has
stuck  ever  since.   Unfortunately,  this  catchy  name has
caused   people  to  dream  up   incredible  uses  for  this
technology including using it as a sort of drug. This became
evident  when,  among  o...

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