The Complete History of VR – Part 3: The Sword of Damocles

The Complete History of VR – Part 3: The Sword of Damocles

As Morton Heilig struggled to convince a reluctant entertainment business to back his ideas, the first minicomputer based on transistors rather than tubes became available in 1960. The Digital Equipment Corporation’s (DEC) PDP-1 was the harbinger of the technology that would, more than 25 years later, succeed at Popularizing virtual experiences where Sensorama failed. The PDP-1 represented a revolution in…

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The Complete History of VR – Part 2: The Birth of Television

The Complete History of VR - Part 2: The Birth of Television

Throughout history, attempts have been made to capture the essence of an experience and distil it in some form to make it available for us to enjoy and analyze. Through the direct experience of theatre, music. and paintings, people have been able to perceive both the real and imaginary expressions of other worlds, other times. new ideas, and new perspectives…

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