Is virtual reality the next big computing platform?

By April 11, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

By Wayne MacPhail

Back in the early ’90s I was entranced by the idea of virtual reality (VR) and cyberpunk. I fell in love with the VR cyberspace of William Gibson’s 1984 novel, Neuromancer. I read about Jaron Lanier’s work on VR goggles and haptic gloves in the now defunct Mondo 2000 magazine and suffered through the dreadful sci-fi flick, Lawnmower Man. Years later, I plunged into the virtual world of Second Life.

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