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Infographic – The Evolution of Virtual Reality

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Augmented Reality, and Virtual Reality were conceptualized in the early 1900s with “Precursor” technology. Precursor was an early technology that blurred the lines between the physical world and the virtual world. This later stemmed to Augmented Reality, technology that adds virtual elements to one’s real world environment, and Virtual Reality, which is technology that immerses users into a false reality. The first…

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8 Augmented Reality Headsets That Have Users and Non-Users Excited

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List updated on 9/27/2016 It seems like only yesterday that Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality were nothing more than science fiction; a pipe dream of tech enthusiast which people thought would never pan out. Today, Virtual Reality has reached impressive levels which have shattered the simple dreams of the science fiction era; and Augmented Reality is becoming so common place…

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Infographic – The History and Future of Augmented Reality

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Unlike Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality does not immerse its user into a new environment; it enhances one’s reality by overlaying digital information onto things being viewed on a digital device. Though AR is rising in popularity in 2016, variations of it have been around since 1957 with Mortin Helig’s Sensorama machine as one such example. In 1999, the ARToolKit was…

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Infographic – Why You’ll Be Wearing Your Next Computer

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Virtual Reality is projected to be a $30 billion industry by 2020; Augmented Reality, on the other hand, is expected to reach $90 billion in revenue. These new technologies are similar, but people may be wondering about why AR has such a larger project revenue. This gap is largely attributed to AR’s use in everyday life—with the use of a smartphone,…

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Infographic – History of Augmented Reality

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Though there has not been much discussion of Augmented Reality until recently, AR has actually been around since 1968; which is when the first head-mounted display was developed. Since then, advances in technology have allowed AR to be implemented in a variety of industries; such as the Air Force in 1992, which allowed military personnel to virtually control and guide…

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2015 Virtual Reality (VR) Consumer Report

The 2015 Virtual Reality (VR) Consumer Report

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VR CONSUMERS IN ONE REPORT A 100-PAGE DATA-DRIVEN REPORT WITH EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD TO KNOW ABOUT THE VR CONSUMERS. New report provides insights into consumer expectations for virtual reality. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 19th, 2015 – Greenlight VR and Touchstone Research today unveiled the VR CONSUMER REPORT, a first-of-its kind report providing a data-driven perspective…

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Infographic - The New Reality of Virtual Reality and the Potential with Youth

Infographic – The New Reality of Virtual Reality (VR) and the Potential with Youth

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VR has been around for many years but, disappointingly, has failed to live up to its own expectations.  With new groundbreaking, non-nausea-inducing devices and amazing immersive software starting to be developed, VR’s moment for consumer products may finally have arrived.  Major VR companies are preparing to launch VR headsets that make VR real for the consumer in 2015/2016—will they succeed…

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