Virtual Reality Technology And Society



A Report
on
VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

Prepared for
Social Issues in Technology
DeVry, Phoenix

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABSTRACT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
WHAT IS VIRTUAL REALITY? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Definitions and Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Inspiration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND VIRTUAL REALITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
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Virtual Reality in the Present. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Virtual Reality in the Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
THE SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF VIRTUAL REALITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
New Rules of Behavior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Adverse Effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
CONCLUSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
REFERENCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

ABSTRACT

This paper addresses entertainment's use of technology, specifically
the medium of virtual reality. The focus is to define virtual reality,
examine it's components, survey the field, and consider it's impact upon
society. Among the definitions included are those from the artist Myron
Krueger, the scholar Howard Rheingold, and the novelist William Gibson.

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to be successfully incorporated into our society.

INTRODUCTION

In this paper, we will address the ways in which entertainment
utilizes technology to explore beyond the boundaries of reality. In
particular, the medium of virtual reality, "an artificial world that
'feels' real, that responds to your every move much as the real world does
(Lavroff 1992, 7)," is examined. To achieve this end we will be looking at
the definitions of virtual reality, the technology behind virtual reality,
a survey of virtual reality, including it's history, present state, and
future forms, and finally the impact of virtual reality on our society.

WHAT IS VIRTUAL REALITY?


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