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Virtual Reality

In its most base form, virtual reality can be described as a synthetic reality, overlaid upon the physical one, allowing the user to experience very different sensory stimulus, pulling their experiences into a different reality than the one they naturally experience.

The virtual aspect of virtual reality means it is almost there. Almost complete. However, it cannot exist without the outside, physical reality supporting it. If it ever can, we will have to find different terms.

See Also: Artificial reality, Simulated reality.

Below, we offer a selection of links from our resource databases which may match this term.



Related Dictionary Entries for Virtual Reality:

3D Participation

Acoustic Ecology

Active Vision

Alternate Life

Artificial Reality

Augmented Virtuality

Barf Zone

Bio Punk

Biopunk

Brain in the Bottle

Brain Machine Interface

Brain-Machine Interface

BVR

CAI

CATE

Clinical Cyberpsychology

Collaborative Virtual Environment

Computer-Aided Instruction

Computer-Aided Tissue Engineering

Consensus Reality

CVE

Cyberdildonics

Cyberformance

Cyberpunk

Cyclorama

D-MRI

DBS

Deep Brain Stimulator

Depth Map

Depth Pass

Diffusion MRI

E-therapy

Egocentre

Egocentric Viewpoint

Electronic Transcendence

Entry VR

EVR

Exocentric Viewpoint

Extended Identity

Fovea

Free Viewpoint Video

Full Sensory Stimulation

FVV

Head-Related Transfer Function

HRTF

Hybrid Simulation

Hyper Real

Hyperreality

Image Based Virtual Reality

Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Microscopy

Interreality System

ISAM

Isochronous

Isolation tank

Java Virtual Environment Device Interface

JVEDI

Laparoscopy

LARP

Lifelogger

Linked Constant Light Output

Logizomechanophobia

Massively Open Online Course

MMO

MOOC

Multi-User Shared Environment

MUSE

Negative Obstacle

Neurogaming

Neuroimaging

Neurotechnology

Physical Simulation

Piezo Phototronics

Platonic Realism

Polygonal Modeller

Projected Reality

Proprioceptor

QTVR

Quantified Self

QuickTime Virtual Reality

Real projection

Reality-Virtuality Continuum

Region Rendering

Scent Feedback

Sensor Fusion

Sensory Immersion

Sensory Substitution Device

Shard

Shards

Simulated reality

Simulation Brain Interface

Soundscape

Spatial Data

SSD

Synthetic Reality

Techsplanation

Tele-Existence

Tele-immersion

Teledildonics

Telepresence

Telesurgeon

Telesurgical Unit

The Cathedral Model

Unencumbered Virtual Reality

Unmediated Reality

Virtual colonoscopy

Virtual Community

Virtual Economy

Virtual Environment

Virtual People

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Application

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

Virtual Reality Therapy

Virtuality Continuum

Visual Simulation

Voxel

VR Course

VR-GIS

VR-therapy

VRET

VRML

Wallerstein Brain

Wearable Device

X3D

Z-Depth









 

Resources in our database matching the Term Virtual Reality:

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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.





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.





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Virtual Reality taught at University once more
Whilst research using virtual reality has continued unabashed throughout the years, it seems that we are finally once again seeing courses dedicated to VR as a subject in its own right.



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Introduction to Virtual Reality
A slideshow presentation geared to introducing the concept of virtual reality, raise a lot of questions about how to do it, and at the same time, answer a great deal about its past.



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Virtual-Reality Program Recreates Traumatic Memory
An innovative project at Tripler Army Medical Centre utilises an immersive virtual reality interface to take patients back to the war zones they experienced, to treat their battlefield stress.



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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.




In the modern era of VoIP and face to face communication, we are in danger of losing the power of virtual reality in a kind of mixed reality system. For whatever reason: nationality, lisp, burr, mixed gender heritage or simply being half drunk or high at the time, the market for the voice you emit to be synthetic, to be virtual is huge, preserving the integrity of the virtual world, by keeping the purely physical out.




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Large Image Display: Animatrix: Matriculated: Simplified Battle Plan
This image shows the output from a tiny broadcast drone one of the runner robots in Matriculated, literally excremented out of its posterior. It sunk into the ground and then began transmitting this simplified image. The reason being that all these machines see reality and virtual reality as interchangeable. As one of the characters said, and its true "all reality is virtual to them". So, when summoning reinforcements, keep it as simple as possible.



Right from the preface, Multimedia and Virtual Reality identifies itself as something of an academic book, with a relatively dry prose. It has a great deal of fascinating content, carefully examined and presented, yet the language used, does assume a certain level of vocabulary.





 

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(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...


(31/08/2004)
The INTUITION Network of Excellence, funded under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) and bringing together 58 virtual reality organisations, will hold a workshop in Athens, Greece, on 22 September.

Participants at the works...


(13/02/2006)
Last Monday, seventh of February 2006, the audience got a crash course in virtual reality during Iowa State University's Presidential University Lecture.

ISU Professor Carolina Cruz-Neira presented an overview of the leaps a...


(04/10/2008)
Ford engineers are outdoing the need for prototypes by employing VR. Engineers at Ford have adapted the technology that Hollywood used in movies, such as The Polar Express and Beowulf, to shave about six months off the development of the Fo...


(22/10/2006)
The Idaho National Laboratory, USA, is adopting virtual reality techniques a la grand scale, for nuclear systems design and analysis.

The centre will be a campus for research, design and development of new nuclear technology...