The Rise, Death and Re-Emergence of Virtual Reality

By Brian Geary on Aug 7, 2017 9:05:00 AM

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: “Virtual reality is coming, and it’s going to be so cool! It’s going to change everything! It’s…”

 

OK, yes, you have heard it before. So much so that, like the neighbors of the little boy who cried “wolf,” you might not believe it anymore.

So you can be excused if you’re a bit dubious about new claims that virtual reality (VR) is just around the corner and will have all this compelling content and useful applications. Every time these claims have been made, the actual results have been disappointing at best and stomach-churning at worst.

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Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and the Future of Interface

By Brian Geary on Jul 31, 2017 9:05:00 AM

For as long as most of us can remember, we have interacted with our computers via some variation on the theme of the graphical user interface (GUI), keyboard, and pointing device. The advent of touch-sensitive displays, and their popularization via smartphones and tablets was not really a radical departure. It eliminated the mouse and clumsy stylus sure, but there seems to be obvious missing piece.

 

All of that may change sooner than you think. Augmented reality and virtual reality are rising in popularity as the tech continues to advance.

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