Developments In Virtual Reality

Girl looking through virtual reality glasses

NASA, the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation funded much of the research and development for virtual reality projects. $80,000 was contributed by the CIA for research purpose to Sutherland.

After that in 1984, Michael McGreevy, a computer scientist started to experiment with VR technology as a path to advance human-computer interface (HCI) designs. HCI still is a domination factor in VR research. It further led to the media picking up on the idea of VR within a couple of years.

Jaron Lanier coined the term Virtual Reality in 1987. Today Virtual Reality plays a big part in the every day lives of the world’s population.

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