By Karl Wooley
Thanks to the Facebook Oculus megadeal, virtual reality (VR) has been thrust into the spotlight and is moving away from the low-fi geek connotations of the 90s.
VR as a concept has been around since the 1860s, but until recently was viewed as a novelty – limited to theme parks and science museums. Fortunately, contemporary VR has made a quantum leap, both in terms of quality and accessibility. With headsets now costing around £300 (rather than the £15,000 to £20,000 of a few years ago), VR is making a much-welcomed renaissance.
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