Tag Archives: virtual reality

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Unlike Samantha in the Movie Her, Artificial Intelligence Will Have a Body

The recent movie, Her, chronicles the romantic relationship between a man, Theodore Twombly, and an intelligent operating system named Samantha in the year 2025. Samantha... more

Written By: | Posted: 06/3/14

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DARPA Explores Virtual Reality as the Future of Cyberwarfare

In William Gibson’s sci-fi novel, Neuromancer, hackers jack-in to an internet-like virtual world called the matrix. Instead of working with lines of code, they’re... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/29/14

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Neurogames are Ready to Take Flight — Expect a Breakout Year Ahead

“We’re very close.” In just three words, Palmer Luckey of OculusVR fame, perfectly summarized not only where virtual reality stands, but perhaps the entire... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/18/14

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Virtual Arm Eases Amputee’s Phantom Limb Pain

It would be hard enough to learn, as a patient in a hospital, that doctors would have to amputate a limb. But imagine losing the limb only to have it replaced by constant... more

Written By: | Posted: 03/12/14

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Legal Heroin: Is Virtual Reality Our Next Hard Drug?

So video games are addictive—this we know. It comes down to dopamine, one of the brain’s basic signaling molecules. Emotionally, we feel dopamine as pleasure,... more

Written By: | Posted: 02/24/14

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Will Oculus Bring Immersive Virtual Reality to Consumers for $300 in 2014?

The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset. Though still a prototype, with each new update, the applause grows louder. The most recent version, dubbed Crystal Cove,... more

Written By: | Posted: 01/20/14

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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset Gets $75M Investment: Coming To ‘Consumers Everywhere’

Virtual reality, long a dream of gamers and science fiction buffs, has moved much closer to reality since Oculus burst onto the scene earlier this year. The company got a... more

Written By: | Posted: 12/17/13

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‘Doom’ Developer John Carmack Joins Oculus to Take Virtual Reality Mainstream

Over the last year, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has flown from duct-taped prototype to massively anticipated gaming system. The firm raised $2.4 million in a... more

Written By: | Posted: 08/8/13

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