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Virtual reality technology is already changing our lives

A vision of the future

By Tom Chatfield   April 2016

"Transported to another place": VISUALISE developed the Thomas Cook Google Cardboard app © VISUALISE

The principle of Virtual Reality is easy enough to explain: you put on a headset and you are, metaphorically, transported to another place. You’re completely immersed. You look around a three-dimensional landscape just like you would in real life, by turning your head. You’re there, wherever “there” is: perhaps a recorded or live-streamed different part of the world; perhaps in a simulated…

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