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?
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Check out all the VR scenes from Lawnmower Man and so much more in our timeline of virtual reality through pop culture history
West Coast VR has a lot to do with acid, I think, because people were kind of mind-prepping for alternative realities.Oral History of Virtual Reality
When Facebook bought virtual reality company Oculus in early 2014, virtual reality blew up. While game and movie studios began reimagining the future, others looked back at the “old days” of VR — a loosely remembered period in the 1990s when gloves and goggles were super cool and everyone was going to get high on 3D graphics. But things were never so simple. We spoke to 18 key VR innovators about their work and dreams. What follows is over two decades of memories and visions for what the future could be.
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Imagine 10 years ago trying to envision the way we use cellphones today. It’s impossible. That’s the promise VR has today.The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality
Cybersex was a big titillation. People thought you would be able to put on some sort of tactile suit and have sexual encounters with real or imaginary people in a virtual world.Oral History of Virtual Reality
Voices from a virtual past