In the 1930s science fiction writer Stanley Weinbaum introduced the idea of a pair of goggles (Pygmalion’s Spectacles) that let the wearer experience a fictional world. Fast forward to 1987, Jaron Lanier popularized the term “virtual reality”. He founded VPL, a company that developed and sold VR goggles and gloves.
Fast forward again to 2016, we’re now at the dawn of a whole new era in VR. Finally technological developments have enabled developers to create mind-blowing immersive experiences that will revolutionize gaming and entertainment. The technology has also become affordable enough to be accepted by the mainstream.