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Welcome to Virtual Reality Society (VRS). A one-stop information and news resource for virtual reality and its related technologies.

Here you will find a wide range of information on the exciting world of virtual reality, from comprehensive material for beginners to interesting and deep discussions of virtual reality’s problems, implications and applications.

Our mission is to become the definitive source of virtual reality information and we constantly strive to achieve this goal. Be sure to bookmark us and check back regularly for new features and new sections on our site.

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Will Strider’s Omnidirectional Treadmill Be the One To Buy?

  Virtual reality technology has improved by leaps and bounds over the last few years, but most VR experiences are still either consumed sitting down or standing in one spot. The Vive has given us room-scale experiences, but that also means that the virtual world is bound by room scale too. That’s why the idea … Continue reading Will Strider’s Omnidirectional Treadmill Be the One To Buy?

22nd August 2017
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Facebook Also Wants to Own the AR Market with their Smart Glasses

When Facebook first bought Oculus, the first premier VR headset maker for the consumer market, a lot of people were skeptical about their decision. After all, this was before consumers had a real chance to engage with VR in a meaningful way and there was no guarantee that the technology would take off. Today VR … Continue reading Facebook Also Wants to Own the AR Market with their Smart Glasses

21st August 2017

EVOLVE, the VR Journey Through Prehistory, Debuts on Kickstarter

  Evolution has been tackled quite a few times in video games, from life simulations such as SimEarth, SimLife and Spore, to other more unique attempts to incorporate evolution directly into action games, like Cubivore and E.V.O. The Search for Eden. The idea of taking care of other life is a tempting idea to incorporate … Continue reading EVOLVE, the VR Journey Through Prehistory, Debuts on Kickstarter

18th August 2017

NextVR Introduces a Night Vision VR Camera for Paranormal Show

VR isn’t worth much as a platform if there is no content for it. After all, without anything to actually do with your VR hardware, it’s just a weird mask that cost a lot of money. So we need as many companies punting content as possible. NextVR has been making a name for itself as … Continue reading NextVR Introduces a Night Vision VR Camera for Paranormal Show

16th August 2017

VR Systems May Soon Scan Your Emotions

Affective computing is a branch of computer science and psychology that looks at how computers can interpret our emotional states and then use that information in some way to do a job. For example, if a chatbot like Siri knew you were cranky, she might adjust her tone to avoid irritating you further. If a … Continue reading VR Systems May Soon Scan Your Emotions

15th August 2017

Mind-controlled VR is Now A Reality

There are a lot of different ways that have been tried to make the process of controlling things in a VR environment more natural. We have motion controllers, haptic gloves and even full-body motion-capturing suits. What if you needed none of that stuff to influence the VR world? That’s what a company called Neurable is … Continue reading Mind-controlled VR is Now A Reality

14th August 2017
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Would You Put an AR Device Inside Your Eye?

There has been a clear progression in our relationship with technology over the decades. Our computers started out as massive, multi-block machines that required teams of people to see to them. Then they became mainframes, minicomputers and then the microcomputers we know as desktop PCs today. Now many people walk around with a small computer … Continue reading Would You Put an AR Device Inside Your Eye?

11th August 2017
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A Standalone Vive that’s NOT Google Daydream Announced (for China)

Not too long ago it was announced that Google had called in the help of HTC and Lenovo to be the hardware partners for its standalone Google Daydream headset. Each company would create its own unique take on the standards drawn up by Google to provide a premium mobile VR experience that relies on neither … Continue reading A Standalone Vive that’s NOT Google Daydream Announced (for China)

10th August 2017
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Rez Infinite Releases on Steam, Surprising Everyone

One of the best games currently available for VR, Enhance Games’ Rez Infinite has released on Steam and the Oculus store with no pre-release warning or hype, to the delight and surprise of Rift and Vive users on PC. The game is currently available for £15.99 (or your regional equivalent) on Steam and the slightly … Continue reading Rez Infinite Releases on Steam, Surprising Everyone

10th August 2017

Virtual Reality: what is it and why is it important to know about?

Virtual reality is essentially the use of technology to create the illusion of presence in an environment that isn’t really there. It works by sending information to various senses, such as sight and hearing, that fool our brains into experiencing something virtual. The illusion is often completed by the presence of interactivity, in other words the virtual world responds in some way to your presence.

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Where to go from here?

If you are new to virtual reality (or just want a refresher) we suggest you start with our What is virtual reality?section for a more in-depth discussion of the topic. We look at practical examples and discuss the core technologies in a clear and simple way. Providing a solid foundation for further reading.

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Pros and cons of virtual reality

We have series of articles about the various applications of this technology and the equipment used, for example, VR glasses (or goggles as they are sometimes called).

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