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VR and AR markets worth $1.06 billion by 2018 – Hypergrid Business

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ATPress release: Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Market worth $1.06 Billion by 2018...

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Two massive developments are set to change the way in which we see. Augmented reality is set to alter the way we see our world, while virtual reality will allow us to see new worlds.

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Why virtual reality gaming is the exciting future of PlayStation 4

Why virtual reality gaming is the exciting future of PlayStation 4 | Virtual & Augmented Realty | Scoop.it
Sony is developing its own Oculus Rift-style headset, and it couldn't have come at a better time.
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Though Oculus was the first to show a viable, working version of their headset, it doesn't mean that they get a large head start. Other companies, such as Sony, also have virtual reality in their sights for what the future holds for their own products.

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Virtual reality: Illusions help you explore on foot - tech - 21 June 2013 - New Scientist

Virtual reality: Illusions help you explore on foot - tech - 21 June 2013 - New Scientist | Virtual & Augmented Realty | Scoop.it
New treadmill-like devices will let people walk in virtual reality – but a few extra tricks can make them feel even more immersed

Via Gerald Carey
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Virtual reality will require new ways of interacting with the world that it creates. For a virtual reality to make a person immersed in its world, it must ensure that the barriers for interaction in it are as seamless as possible.

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, June 22, 2013 6:55 AM

The article discusses how to use visual illusions to help with virtual reality.

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» Rapid Prototyping Mobile Augmented Reality Applications ACRL TechConnect Blog

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Mobile Augmented Reality Applications 


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People have found ways of altering and enhancing the way in which we would have done everyday things. In this example, the way in which someone would use a library has been altered to allow to user to more easily find what they are looking for.

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Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass to Improve Check-Ins

Virgin Atlantic Is Using Google Glass to Improve Check-Ins | Virtual & Augmented Realty | Scoop.it
Customer privacy be damned. Virgin Atlantic is kicking off a trial using Google Glass and Sony's SmartWatch 2 to provide its employees with personalized data about its upper class passengers.
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Augmented reality is being pushed forward by many of the applications of Google Glass. The airline in this example is using it to enable a more personalized approach, quicker than it would previously have been possible. It does this by displaying information that would normaly be accessed from a computer directly to the glasses.

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Virtual-reality goggles aren't just for gaming - Tribune-Review

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Virtual-reality goggles aren't just for gaming
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Oculus is using $16 million in venture capital it raised in June to hire virtual reality experts to solve those and other problems.

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Virtual reality has gone far  beyond what Oculus has already made. The applications of virtual reality have expanded in ways that will allow many fields and industries to make use of virtual reality in the near future.

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Sandys VR's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:31 PM

Is it just me or does this article sound like Oculus has invented VR?

It's almost like before the Oculus, there was no VR whatsoever... Don't get me wrong: The Oculus did improve the accessibility of virtual reality a lot. But it did not invent it. NASA has used VR for decades now. As well as researchers in different fields, most often psychologists especially for spatial cognition studies etc. Architects started using it a few years ago too. I believe they are probably among the ones that will use it more with cheaper hardware like the Oculus available.

Sandys VR's comment, November 4, 2013 12:33 PM
I found this article in like 3 versions now, it almost makes me a little angry...
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Facebook in $2 Billion Deal for Virtual Reality Company

Facebook in $2 Billion Deal for Virtual Reality Company | Virtual & Augmented Realty | Scoop.it
Facebook announced that it had reached an agreement to buy Oculus VR, the maker of a virtual reality headset, in a bet that social networking will one day become an immersive, 3-D experience.
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The growing interest in virtual reality has ensured that many companies are willing to take risks to get into the market. The potential of these experiences has them trying to make a consumer ready product the best it can be in the fastest time frame.

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Augmented Reality for Your Wristwatch | Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality for Your Wristwatch | Augmented Reality | Virtual & Augmented Realty | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality: Augmented Reality for Your WristwatchAugmented Reality (Augmented Reality: Augmented Reality for Your Wristwatch http://t.co/Cs90cuVW...)...

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Augmented reality can be used to enable a user to do thing they would previously be unable to do, or that would take a large amount of time. This system is used to enable a a user to where a watch, without it ever leaving the store window..

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Get past the gimmicks and gaze upon the future of augmented reality apps

Get past the gimmicks and gaze upon the future of augmented reality apps | Virtual & Augmented Realty | Scoop.it
The potential of augmented reality is finally starting to be realized. We take a look at some academic research on the future of AR apps and browsers and what it could mean for mobile technology.
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Augmented reality can be applied to anything that data can be gained from. Combining the internet with everyday life with augmented reality allows people to access more information an see more, and understand more in quicker than ever before.

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