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Friday, August 14, 2015

Virtual Reality

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality

In the Wake of Facebook's Purchase of Oculus VR, can this revolutionary technology triumph anew?

The Verge | Summer 2015

[Blogger's note: A collection of 9 short articles and essays on aspects for Virtual Reality, some with videos]
The promise of virtual reality has always been enormous. Put on these goggles, go nowhere, and be transported anywhere. It’s the same escapism peddled by drugs, alcohol, sex, and art — throw off the shackles of the mundane through a metaphysical transportation to an altered state. Born of technology, virtual reality at its core is an organic experience. Yes, it’s man meets machine, but what happens is strictly within the mind.


<more at; related links: (The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality. An oral history of a technology whole time has come again. Compiled by Adi Robertson and Michael Zelenko. October 22, 2014) and (Recommended Reading: The (second) rise of virtual reality. August 20, 2014)>

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