What VR's rocky past reveals about its future

THE KEY TO VR'S SURVIVAL IS WHETHER IT CAN BECOME NOT JUST FUN. BUT NECESSARY

They were the expression of an enduring human ambition, one that has always hovered teasingly just out of reach: to create a work of art without a frame, that encompasses the audience's entire sensorium, replacing reality with illusion like a waking dream.

We've renamed this 01d idea virtual reality, and it's getting new life in a cluster of impressive consumer-technology releases: Oculus Rift, which went on sale March 28, and the HTC Vive, out April 5, as well as Sony's PlayStation VR, scheduled for this fall.

Most earlier attempts at virtual reality had some- thing in common: they died. They were novelties—they didn't stick as serious media. No one paints panoramas or ....

 

Time 2016 04 18 19

Time 2016 04 18 19

Time 2016 04 18 19

Sist redigert torsdag, 28 april 2016 16:44
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