This essay was written in January of 2007 by Ryan C. Stebbins.
Virtual reality: will it ever exist? Before such a question can be answered, you must first decide what exactly the definition of virtual reality is. Is virtual reality merely a way to simulate a specific activity available in reality? If so, then virtual reality already does exist. There are simulations of various kinds, such as flying and driving simulators, which pass as this type of virtual reality. Many current video games may also be considered a type of virtual reality. With the internet, things such as massively multiplayer online video games are possible, and thus virtual reality is more a reality now than it ever has been, and it will no doubt continue to be as time progresses.Read More