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  • Virtual Reality Technology
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    Virtual Reality is considered one of the most exciting technologies today, constantly evolving and improving. According to Eric Drexler, a world known pioneer in this field, VR is "A combination of computer and interface devices (goggles, gloves, etc.) that present a user with the illusion of being in a three dimensional world of computer generated objects". The term ^virtual reality, ^ is not finite in its meaning, but generally includes desktop VR, immersion VR, where the goggles and gloves ar...
  • Multimedia Computers And Virtual Reality
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    Virtual Reality Virtual reality is the concept of illusion. It is an artificial realm itself, a fresh experience that involves the use of high technology. It is to convince oneself the existence of a non-real world. It is also a method to communicate ideas, thoughts, and a tool to experience what one might not be able to achieve. The term virtual reality was coined by Jaron Lanier, founder of VPL Research, to distinguish between the immersive digital worlds he was trying to create and traditiona...
  • Major Use Of Virtual Reality Environments
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 3 WHAT IS VIRTUAL REALITY? 4 HOW DOES VIRTUAL REALITY WORK? 5 vs. The Three Levels of VR: 5 THE HISTORY OF VIRTUAL REALITY 7 VIRTUAL REALITY IN THE PRESENT 8 VIRTUAL REALITY IN THE FUTURE 9 THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND VIRTUAL REALITY 9 vs. Video Display Devices: 10 vs. Audio Output Devices: 10 vs. Tactile Response Devices: 11 vs. Interactive Input Devices: 11 vs. Computers and Software: 12 IMMERSIVE & NON IMMERSIVE VR 12 vs. The Cave: 13 vs. Head-Mounted Display (HMD): 1...
  • Movies And Virtual Reality
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    The Matrix - Finding Reality in The Matrix Essay written by: jenayoaks Movies are wonderful things; they can inspire, spark debate, and even make you believe in what you are seeing. Virtual Reality is a creation of a highly interactive computer-based multimedia environment in which the user becomes a participant with the computer in a "virtually real" world. Movies and virtual reality can do the same thing: make you believe what is presented to you. Although there are several movies which use vi...
  • Virtual Reality A Student
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    Virtual Reality Today Virtual reality allows people to study artificial worlds through simulation and computer graphics. Computers have changed the way we perform flight training, scientific research and conduct business. Flight simulators have drastically reduced the time and money required to learn to fly large jets. One of the most interesting capabilities of virtual reality is the ability to practice certain medical practices. Computers are helping many doctors perform complicated operations...
  • Computer World Of Virtual Reality
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    Virtual Reality is a creation of a highly interactive computer based multimedia environment in which the user becomes a participant with the computer in a 'virtually real " world We are living in an era characterized by 3 Virtual systems created by computer graphics. Inthe concept called Virtual Reality (VR), the virtual reality engineer is combining computer, video, image-processing, and sensor technologies so that human can enter into and react with spaces generated by computer graphics. In 19...
  • Virtual Reality Research Head
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    Virtual reality has promise for nearly every industry ranging from architecture and design to movies and entertainment, but the real industry to gain from this technology is science in general. The money that can be saved examining the probability of experiments in an artificial world before they are actually carried out could be great, and the money saved on energy could be even greater. Virtual reality is something that personally excites me because uses and benefits of it are never ending. Th...
  • Society Upon Virtual Reality
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    Virtual Reality Virtual reality as of recent, while still extremely new, has become the topic of many opposing viewpoints. It has caught the eye of the general public for several reasons. Perhaps, this is mainly because of all the possibilities which virtual reality creates. Note that the possibilities are not pre-determined as either good or bad, mainly because there are many different opinions to the future of this developing technology. However, despite the controversy this new technology has...
  • Applications For Virtual Reality Technology
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    Introduction In the not so distant past, all mechanical drawings and blueprints were created by hand. Models of the parts were then made, also by hand. Mistakes could cost a great deal of time and money. Then the design world was revolutionized by computer aided drafting. This new tool, along with the addition of rapid prototyping, has saved industry a countless amount of hours and money. As efficient as the part modeling systems of today are, a new tool is developing that may once again change ...
  • Virtual Training Becomes Reality
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    Take the human mind's imagination and stretch it to its farthest limits. Write a computer program to breathe life into the conceived idea. Hook up the whole contraption to the latest cutting edge technological equipment and the end result is guaranteed to overload our perception of reality, the reality as we know it. Yes, folks, virtual reality is taking our society by storm, invading almost every aspect of our lives. With some special equipment such as helmets and gloves, the average person can...
  • Interactivity With A Virtual 3 D Environment
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    What does virtual reality actually mean? Virtual Reality can be broadly said to be synthetic stimulation. Contrary to the popular belief propagated by most media VR extends far beyond the bounds of 3 D computer generated environments. The concept is much wider, stretching from it's most primitive form, the radio or television to the realm of bio-mechanics which involves artificial sensations of touch, smell and taste. The computer is but a tool, even if a very important one, in this field. Virtu...
  • Virtual Reality System
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    All the information we have about the world we live in is conveyed to us by our five senses. The world we know consists of what our eye sees, our hand feels, our nose smells, our tongue tastes, and our ears hear. We never think that the "external" world can be other than what our senses present to us, since we " ve been depending on only those senses since the day we were born. However, modern scientific research in many different fields points to a wholly different understanding, creating serio...

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