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Virtual reality enters the here and now

By December 2, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

Toronto’s Immersed conference showed that the virtual and augmented reality industry is evolving at warp speed

By Linda Barnard

Imagine this. You’re sitting on the edge of Paul McCartney’s piano, looking across the shiny black top as he pounds out “Live and Let Die,” seemingly just for you.

But you’re not alone. Turn your head and there are 70,000 cheering fans, dancing along and cheering in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, right at your feet. Onstage pyrotechnics launch with such ferocity you all but feel the flames. The music builds and the crowd around you roars.

In reality, it’s just you, sitting in a chair, wearing a brick-shaped black headset over your eyes and a pair of headphones.

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