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Virtual reality has come a long way. Visual, auditory, and motion tricks combine with quirks of human perception to immerse users in a believable virtual world. Start-up company Magic Leap is producing some of the best virtual reality technology available, with help from New Zealand special-effects experts at Weta Workshops. Technology writer Kevin Kelly explains how some of these tricks work and introduces Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz, who was inspired by a love of robotics and science fiction. getAbstract recommends Kelly’s article to anyone with an interest in the future of gaming or office technology.

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  • How virtual reality is evolving,
  • What the pros and cons of the technology present, and
  • How its presence is likely to affect people’s lives in the near future.
 

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Science and technology writer Kevin Kelly is the senior maverick and former executive editor of Wired magazine.

 

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In the 1990s, virtual reality (VR) was expensive. Smartphones made high-quality small screens, motion sensors and processors affordable, enabling the Oculus Rift to launch in 2012. In virtual reality, a virtual world replaces physical reality. VR immerses the user in a believable situation. Users can...

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