Past, present and future of Virtual Reality: Analysis of its technological variables and definitions




VR, HMD, VR glasses, History, Technology, Applications, Virtual environments


Developments in Virtual Reality (VR) technology are currently arousing great scientific interest because in just a few years, VR has found its niche not only in the specialised public, but also in society in general and in different contexts, thanks to its many uses in different contexts and the decreasing price of VR viewing devices. To many, this technology may appear to be a novelty of the 21st century, but its origins go back several decades. Taking into account these aspects, this article aims to analyse the past and present of VR from two perspectives: one focused on its technological development and one on its conceptual evolution. This historical overview, in turn, will allow us to address the future applications of VR in different disciplines. The study provides the reader with an indepth analysis of VR that will contribute to the understanding of this technology and its uses.


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How to Cite

Paíno Ambrosio, A., & Rodríguez Fidalgo, M. I. (2020). Past, present and future of Virtual Reality: Analysis of its technological variables and definitions. Culture &Amp; History Digital Journal, 9(1), e010.



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