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2 Karen Van Iwaarden DeVry University – 2012 New Frontiers in Interactive Media Project

3 WHAT IS VIRTUAL REALITY (VR)? Definition: Virtual = near Reality = what we experience as humans Therefore, virtual reality means ‘near reality’ (Virtual Reality, 2009) VR creates: Computer generated worlds Immersive environments

4 VR WILL BE USED IN SO MANY WAYS? Architecture Art Rehabilitation Education Engineering Entertainment Medicine Military Sex

5 Architecture Art Rehabilitation

6 Education Engineering Entertainment

7 Medicine Military Sex

8 BRAIN CHANGES Reactions after VR Nausea or simulator sickness Lack of real world sensations Dream life disruption Social isolation or lack of connection with others

9 VR WILL PROVIDE THE ABILITY TO Share dreams Travel through history Save data with a flick of the wrist Spend time with someone who is miles away Experience life situations a disability will not allow Change the world as we know it today

10 Works Cited Advameg, Inc. (2012). Chapter 6 Which World Is Real? The Future of Virtual Reality. Retrieved December 13, 2012, from Science Clarified: Future-of-Virtual-Reality.html Briggs, J. C. (2003, November 13). The Promise of Virtual Reality. Retrieved December 12, 2012, from The Cyberpunk Project: Info NIAC. ( ). Virtual Reality Might Be Used to Aid Bullied Children. Retrieved December 12, 2012, from Info NIAC: children.html The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. (1995). Virtual Reality: History. Retrieved December 11, 2012, from Expo/Theater/Virtual Environments: Virtual Reality. (2009). Virtual Reality. Retrieved December 11, 2012, from Virtual Reality:


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