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THE (OLDER THAN YOU THINK) HISTORY OF AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY
Though the excitement surrounding virtual and augmented reality capabilities have earned extreme media attention in recent years, the reasons and tech behind the hype are anything but new. Since the 18th century, scientists have been working towards creating true virtual spaces and experiences on all levels. Beginning with simple optical illusions and lighting trickery, all the way to optic lasers and full body simulation tools, VR tech goes way back, perhaps further than you think.With inventions like the telephone and electricity, people of the time experienced their world shrink, yet at the same time, broaden. Opportunities for travel blossomed, communication techniques grew, and soon collective curiosity and imagination of “what’s really out there” would influence a generation of scientists, engineers, authors, and thought leaders. DOWNLOAD