A Brief History of VR

November 8, 2018

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Over the past few years, the buzz surrounding VR has reached an all-time high. Without exception, everyone who hears about VR technology is interested on some level, and because of this and its many uses, some have already started using VR technology. Currently, VR technology has been welcomed by a few gamers, educators and others; most people are still waiting for further development before widespread adoption occurs. This is largely due to the fact that VR is a nascent technology with supporters that believe VR has the potential to improve and revolutionize many fields including education, business, research, military, therapy, travel, art, design, to name a few. Now let’s take a look at the history of Virtual Reality and Virtual Reality headsets.Although the technology is new, the term virtual has been used since the 1400’s to mean “being something in essence or effect, though not actually or in fact”, this is the earliest usage of the word as fits into a modern context and is a forerunner of the meaning of virtual that people understand today.

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