3 Facts You Didn’t Know About Immersive Virtual Reality

Everyone loves a list, don’t they? So, we decided to hop on the band wagon and give you 3 facts you didn’t know about immersive virtual reality:

1. The term ‘Virtual Reality’ was coined in 1987
It’s true! While immersive experiences (depending on the definition) have been around for decades, the actual term most people use to describe them is relatively new. The term “virtual reality” was conceived by Jaron Lanier in 1987, during an intense period of research around this form of technology.

2. It enhances the gaming experience
It is difficult to talk about Immersive virtual reality without discussing the use of video game technology in it. The gaming world has fully embraced virtual reality and all of its elements. There are now some games that are designed specifically for virtual reality. In some of these cases, gaming companies would produce special props that gamer’s can use along with their virtual reality headset. For some gamer’s, virtual reality has enhanced their love of playing.

3. A Story Writer in 1930 Predicted the Invention of VR
Stanley Weinbaum, a reputed science fiction writer, depicted the virtual reality experience through goggles in 1930’s in his short story called Pygmalion’s Spectacles.

There you go! Three fun facts about immersive virtual reality. How many of these were you aware of? Do you have any others that we should know about? It’s such a new and exciting technology that we’re constantly looking for new ways to play with it and with its integration with immersive theatre becoming more popular and prevalent it’s only a matter of time before you pick up a headset in the middle of a scene and transport yourself to a new world. You’ve heard it, you’ve seen it, now it’s your chance to survive the Martian invasion. Best book your ticket…

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