A general introduction to the concept of virtual reality, the technology associated with it, and the theoretical applications of virtual reality. Virtual reality is compared to the introduction of the television and how both revolutionize communication. Examples of applications for virtual reality include high school reunions and computerized fantasies. The author also discusses the future applications of virtual reality as it becomes more widely spread. The concept of virtual reality is discussed within the context of quotes from Vary T. Coates in their 1992 book The Future of Information Technology, and Myron W. Krueger in their article Artificial Reality II. The author recommends Communication in the Age of Virtual Reality, edited by Frank Biocca and Mark R. Levy, for further reading
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Original Article URL
"An Introduction to Virtual Reality,"
SWITCH: Vol. 2:
1, Article 1.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/switch/vol2/iss1/1