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  • Virtual Reality - 873 words
    Virtual Reality What is Virtual Reality? The term Virtual Reality (VR) is used by many different people and currently has many meanings. There are some people to whom VR is a specific collection of technologies, that is a Head Mounted Display, Glove Input Device and Audio. However, the general concept of the systems goes way beyond that. "Virtual Reality is a way for humans to visualize, manipulate and interact with computers and extremely complex data" The visualization part refers to the computer generating visual, auditory or other sensual inputs. The images are graphical renderings of a world within the computer. This world may be a CAD model, a scientific simulation, or a view into a da ...
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  • Virtual Reality - 284 words
    Virtual Reality Virtual Reality is interactivity in such a way that the user actually feels immersed in the world that the computer creates. Special clothing, headgear and equipment, depending upon the application. The clothing contains sensors that record the users movements and immediately transmit that information back to the computer. For example, to walk through a virtual reality simulation of a house, you would need garb that monitors the movement of your feet, hands and head. You would also need goggles that contain video screens and also audio attachments and feeling gloves so that you can be immersed in the computer feedback. Virtual reality also provides benefits in educational, sc ...
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  • Virtual Reality - 1,280 words
    Virtual Reality Virtual Reality is a creation of a highly interactive computer based multimedia environment in which the user becomes a participant with the computer in a "virtually real" world We are living in an era characterized by 3D virtual systems created by computer graphics. In the concept called Virtual Reality (VR), the virtual reality engineer is combining computer, video, image-processing, and sensor technologies so that a human can enter into and react with spaces generated by computer graphics. In 1969-70, a MIT scientist went to the University of Utah, where he began to work with vector generated graphics. He built a see-through helmet that used television screens and half-sil ...
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  • Virtual Reality Technology And Society - 1,857 words
    Virtual Reality Technology and Society A Report on VIRTUAL REALITY TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY Prepared for Social Issues in Technology DeVry, Phoenix by Joe Rykowski Kip Yeackley July 24, 1994 TABLE OF CONTENTS ABSTRACT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 WHAT IS VIRTUAL REALITY? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Definitions and Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Inspiration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND VIRTUAL REALITY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Video Display Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...
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  • Virtual Reality Technology And Society - 1,998 words
    ... ting, manipulating, and representing the various components mentioned before. Computer application programs written to allow the presentation of graphic, audio, and perceptual information allow the "user" to enter the virtual world. The computer and it's programs must then handle the input from the user in order to realistically simulate their interaction with that artificial reality. The computer hardware and software capable of implementing virtual reality range from home computer systems costing around $5,000 to the high-end Silicon Graphics, Inc. workstations costing over $100,000 (Newquist 1992, 95). Although the price of the computer hardware and software has been one of the major ...
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  • Virtual Reality What It Is And How It Works - 400 words
    Virtual Reality - What it is and How it Works Imagine being able to point into the sky and fly. Or perhaps walk through space and connect molecules together. These are some of the dreams that have come with the invention of virtual reality. With the introduction of computers, numerous applications have been enhanced or created. The newest technology that is being tapped is that of artificial reality, or "virtual reality" (VR). When Morton Heilig first got a patent for his "Sensorama Simulator" in 1962, he had no idea that 30 years later people would still be trying to simulate reality and that they would be doing it so effectively. Jaron Lanier first coined the phrase "virtual reality" aroun ...
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  • Virtual Reality: The Future Of Tomorrow - 1,054 words
    Virtual Reality: The Future Of Tomorrow Virtual Reality: The Future of Tomorrow Although some doubt the potential of virtual reality, the reality is our technologically dependent culture is making virtual reality a part of everyday life. Popular in video games, virtual reality allows the user to totally control a computerized character. Every action the user makes is imitated by the character and instantly displayed for the user. However, since the early 90's, the use of virtual reality has developed and taken the spotlight past evolving video games. Virtual reality has already made its mark on fields such as aviation, medicine, and even meteorology. Where is this new technology heading in t ...
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  • Virtual Reality: The Future Of Tomorrow - 1,080 words
    ... t space provides. Virtual reality is a benefit to space training because any environment can be readily created and explored by the user. NASA in return is making VR more affordable and opening the equipment to large numbers of people. Most everyone would like to have a more accurate weather forecast, especially when dangerous weather is involved. Virtual reality allows scientists to get an inside look at dangerous weather and obtain a better understanding of the ingredients necessary to generate a storm. With this knowledge, scientists can educate forecasters allowing them to make better predictions on the occurrence of threatening storms. These accurate predictions will allow people to ...
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  • Acrophobia - 1,137 words
    Acrophobia Treating Acrophobia 2 Treating Acrophobia GRADE-90 Wood (1999) describes a person suffering from a phobia experiences a persistent, irrational fear of some specific object, situation, or activity that poses no real danger (or whose danger is blown all out of proportion). Agoraphobia, social phobia, and specific phobia are three classes of phobia. Agoraphobics have an intense fear of being in a situation from which immediate escape is not possible or in which help would not be available If the person should become overwhelmed by anxiety or experience a panic attack or panic-like symptoms. People who suffer from social phobia are intensely afraid of any social or performance situati ...
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  • Adventures In Ecommerce - 1,299 words
    Adventures In E-Commerce Adventures in E-Commerce Unless you've been living under a rock for the last two years, you have heard about e-commerce, and I bet you've heard about it from several different angles. I'm sure you've heard about all the companies that offer e-commerce because you've been bombarded by their TV and radio ads. You've read all of the news stories about the shift to e-commerce and the hype that has developed around e-commerce companies. You may have even purchased something off the web, so you have direct personal experience with e-commerce. In 1996 while surfing the web, I stumbled on an online auction site. While I found it interesting and mysterious, I didn't have any ...
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  • Advertising Analysis - 590 words
    Advertising Analysis My advertisement was found in a recent addition to recovery magazine. Recovery is a magazine aimed at teenagers that fall into the category that enjoy surfing, skating and mainly punk and rock music. The particular advertisement I chose was explicitly for sunglasses but it was also for the retail store that sells them. In this case the shop is called Glue. The theme of the particular advertisement is a virtual reality. Like the product is from another world but you the consumer can purchase then now. The actual virtual reality theme is portrayed in significant detail, which also sets this advertisement apart from the others. In the advertisement the background image whic ...
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  • As A Technology, It Is Called Multimedia - 1,640 words
    As A Technology, It Is Called Multimedia As a technology, it is called multimedia. As a revolution, it is the sum of many revolutions wrapped into one: A revolution in communication that combines the audio visual power of television, the publishing power of the printing press, and the interactive power of the computer. Multimedia is the convergence of these different professions, once thought independent of one another, coming together to form a new technological approach to the way information and ideas are shared. What will society look like under the evolving institutions of interactive multimedia technologies? Well, if the 1980's were a time for media tycoons, the 1990's will be for the ...
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  • Biblical References Of The Matrix - 1,451 words
    Biblical References Of The Matrix In their film, The Matrix, Andy and Larry Wachowski have included many literary allusions and symbols to enhance the appeal of this groundbreaking science fiction film. As incredible as the special effects and cinematography are in this film, the Wachowski brothers have significantly bolstered the appeal of The Matrix by an elaborately constructed story spanning time and reality. These allusions and symbols include references from infamous writers such as Lewis Carol, Jung, John Bunyan and Descartes. However, the most meaningful and abundant references come from The Holy Bible.1 When the trailer for this film was first introduced to the public, many expected ...
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  • Bill Gates - 1,343 words
    Bill Gates Biographical Research Paper April 28, 1997 William Henry Gates, III was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He was the middle child of three born to William and Mary Gates. ATrey,@ as he was called because of the III, was sent to a private school by his father, a lawyer, and mother, a former teacher now on several prestigous boards (Moritz, 238). At age 13, Bill had completely taught himself programming after taking a computer studies class. After scoring a perfect 800 on the mathematics half of the SAT, he graduated from Lakeside school and enrolled at Harvard University as a prelaw major. As a student Gates was a wonder. He received an A in an economics class without a ...
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  • Business Strive For High Production At Low Cost This Would Result In The Highest Profit For A Company To Many Businesses, Thi - 1,568 words
    ... were more obvious than the others. If you compare these questions to the ones that were more difficult (seven and thirteen) the percent correct differ. Questions seven and thirteen deal with very specific measurements that are all closely related. These questions are not 'common knowledge' questions. I am assuming that people were taking educated guesses when encountering these questions. This could be the reason for the large percent of error in these parts of the survey. Now that we have discovered the good habits to form when working at computer workstations and took a look at what a selected college student population knew about VDT's, we will now take a look at ergonomic engineerin ...
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  • Career As A Webmaster - 1,926 words
    Career As A Webmaster Webmaster I. Introduction II. History of Occupation A. Beginning B. Future III. Earnings IV. Education and Training A. College B. Tech School V. Machines and Tools A. Hardware B. Software VI. Work Duties VII. Extra Benefits VIII. Attractive Features IX. Unattractive Features X. Conclusion Webmaster The Webmaster career is new and getting very exciting for the years to come. There are constant changes in the technology used to create web pages, and the Webmasters job is to stay current with this technology. There is a lot of work for the Webmaster, and the Webmaster can decide to work either for a company or hire himself/herself out as an independent contractor. Many ski ...
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  • Computer Crime - 1,406 words
    ... s seen in the $50-million-plus losses in the MCI case, a far greater threat to businesses than hackers are disgruntled and financially struggling employees. As internal theft from retail stores has always been many times greater in volume than theft from shoplifters, robbers, and burglars, theft by employees armed with inside information and computer access is and will continue to be a much larger problem than intrusion by hackers, crackers, and terrorists combined. By the turn of the century, 80% of Americans will process information as a major part of their employment, according to a United Way study. In addition, the future portends new and brighter for-profit invasion of business com ...
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  • Computer World - 583 words
    Computer World World since the first computer was made in the late fifties, the technology has developed extremely. Computers, which were the size of a living room then, are now being made in unimaginable sizes. More and more areas are being taken over by the computer. As computers are capable of handling large amounts of data in a very short time, they are well suited for word-processing. I guess that it wont be long till magnetic tapes and diskettes replace all the paper-archives. A diskette can contain much more data than a written page, and it takes fewer places It is possible to get the New York telephone book on just one diskette. In the near future, a new area will be taken over by co ...
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  • Computers And Biology - 1,259 words
    Computers And Biology By Jack Brown Computers have enhance the study of Biology tremendously, as well discoveries have enhance the progression of computers. Without computers, Biology would be no where. We would not have the high tech microscopes. We would not be able to process information at lighting speeds. Finally, we would have no place to store all the information that we gathered. Can you imagine all the paper we would use to record all the information that we gather? Computers have not only helped us with experimenting; they have helped us to educate students. There has been tons of software developed to educate students about science and in particular Biology. They have allowed stud ...
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  • Computers In World - 570 words
    Computers In World Since the first computer was made in the late fifties, the technology has developed extremely. Computers which took the place of a living-room then, are now being made in creditcard-formats. More and more areas are being taken over by the computer. As computers are capable of handling large amounts of data in a very short time, they are well suited for wordprocessing. I guess that it won't be long till all the paper-archives are replaced by magnetic tapes and diskettes. A diskette can contain much more data than a written page, and it takes less place It is possible to get the Norwegian telephone book on just one diskette. In near future, a new area will be taken over by c ...
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