Category Archives: Virtual reality

Virtual reality: Our new cyber-existence

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Virtual Human Interation Lab at Stanford University

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Rise of virtual reality

 Researchers Jim Blascovich and Jeremy Bailenson say 3-D conferences with avatars will likely be available by 2016.

According to the New York Times, recent innovations making this possible include:

  • Microsoft’s Kinect – code name Project Natal – a motion-sensing device for the Xbox 360. Control your avatar by moving around the room. See demo.
  • Nintendo 3DS gaming device. No need to wear special glasses to see in 3-D. See commercial.
  • IBM’s Watson computer, which won on Jeopardy! Continue reading