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Consensual Reality

A system of reality viewed as 'real' by a significant group of people, who consent to accept it. Multiple, overlapping or opposing consentual realities coexist in the physical world, and in the artificial worlds.

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Augmented Reality Basics: Magic Symbol
In myth and legend, a magic symbol is a pattern drawn on a physical object which possesses otherworldly powers; able to alter reality by creating protective circles, summon creatures to do the artist's bidding, or alter the structure of reality itself. Perhaps it is poetic that the same concept is now used as the keystone for augmented reality.



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Alternate reality games blur reality and fiction
A mainstream media piece on the growing explosion of augmented reality gaming - combining physical and virtual data as one, in order to play location-based games.



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Telling Reality from Fiction
An interesting study looks at how we differentiate real characters from fictional characters, and its not done the way you might think. Instead, reality and fiction are highly subjective traits, different for each individual, depending on how their reality is based.



Bad name puns aside, CamAR is exactly what it sounds like. Its an augmented reality camera system. Designed by Vuzix, it clips onto the outside of their VR920 virtual reality video eyewear, turning the 400 usd device into an augmented reality visor.





This book is dedicated to both virtual reality and augmented reality, as in how both apply to the manufacturing process. Everything from 3D visualisation and pre-manufacture prototyping to 3D printers and revolutionising the manufacture process.





Understanding Virtual Reality is essentially a holistic introductory book, covering in a little depth, a wide swathe of issues, applications and advancements in and around the sphere of virtual reality.





This Second Edition of the first comprehensive technical book on the subject of virtual reality provides updated and expanded coverage of the technology?where it originated, how it has evolved, and where it is going. The authors cover all of the latest innovations and applications that are making virtual reality more important than ever before.





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The Esoteric Beat: Augmenting Reality and Invisible Goblins
A short intro to Augmented Reality from the game development perspective.



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The Grill: Ray Kurzweil talks about Augmented Reality and the Singularity: Part 1
Part one of a three part phone interview with futurist Ray Kurzweil on the predicted technology singularity, and emergence of true virtual reality, and augmented reality, within our lifetimes.



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The Grill: Ray Kurzweil talks about Augmented Reality and the Singularity: Part 3
Part three of a three part phone interview with futurist Ray Kurzweil on the predicted technology singularity, and emergence of true virtual reality, and augmented reality, within our lifetimes.



 

Industry News containing the Term Consensual Reality:

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(06/03/2007)
Children's charity The NSPCC is to set up a home in the VR hotel Habbo Hotel. Habbo Hotel is a social, persistent, online VR platform designed for older children and younger teenagers. There is a different hotel in 29 countries.


(18/05/2004)
Augmented reality is sort-of the ?hybrid of natural physical reality, and virtual reality. It combines the two as one reality as far as the user is concerned.

Augmented reality wearable displays have been about for some time ...


(10/02/2004)
Research, conducted jointly between a biomedical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis and neurobiologists at the University of Pittsburgh has isolated the centre of the brain responsible for processing reality, and researchers hav...


(28/08/2006)
A workshop on virtual reality hardware and software will take place from 30 November to 1 December in Stuttgart, Germany.

The workshop will present new trends in virtual reality hardware and software, organised around the fol...


(06/09/2009)
A recent patent filing by defense contractor Lockheed Martin gives us a peek into a portable virtual reality simulator the company is cooking up.

The patent application is titled: "Portable immersive environment using motio...