Definition of virtual reality
: an artificial environment which is experienced through sensory stimuli (such as sights and sounds) provided by a computer and in which one’s actions partially determine what happens in the environment
: the technology used to create or access a virtual reality
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Expo highlights include tours of the new center, virtual reality demonstrations, robots, airplane rides, unmanned aerial vehicles, flight simulators and foundry demonstrations.
The project leaders also bring virtual reality headsets that can simulate a visit to the Amazon rainforest, Alaska, South America or Australia.
The Void, a virtual reality entertainment center, will open soon at Valley Fair, and a ShowPlace Icon movie theater opened in February.
Other applications could include helping warehouse workers carry heavy objects or adding a sense of realism to virtual reality.
Shoppers can don virtual reality headsets to see how furniture would fit into a space, using Wayfair’s Room Planner tool.
These students spent a week getting instruction at the iD Tech campus before heading to Nokia’s Sunnyvale headquarters for another week to learn everything from 3D printing to video production to virtual reality to coding in Python, Java or C++.
The success of the film, a faithful remake of the 1994 animated hit, could also provide a welcome boost to the virtual reality business.
To date, the fund has made two dozen investments across a wide variety of high-tech industries, from autonomous cars to virtual reality.
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First Known Use of virtual reality
1987, in the meaning defined above
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