30, 20, and 10 Years Ago in OPN

Hannah Greenwood

Virtual reality; optical coherence tomography; Max Planck.

Virtual reality1992 [Reflection Technology]

“Is virtual reality another technological comet whizzing by on its way to stardom or just a here today/gone tomorrow blip courted by the media? Many in the field say it’s too soon to tell. Lower costs and less cumbersome equipment are the keys to the future … ‘VR has magic appeal. It represents a way of going back to the imagination and dreams of childhood,’ explains VPL’ s Lanier. ‘You can share the infinitude of imagination with others that you normally must give up.’ For NASA’ s McGreevy, virtual reality is ‘a way to make a hard copy of your dreams.’”

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