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June 6th, 2009 at 11:08 am

7 Virtual Reality Technologies That Failed

7 Virtual Reality Technologies That Failed

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There was a time when people were calling home virtual reality the wave of the future. Now most people just call it goofy and expensive. Here are 7 virtual reality technologies that didn’t work, and never will. (Pics)

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The Sensorama

7 Virtual Reality Technologies That Failed

In what may be considered the first case of virtual reality reaching beyond its own limitations, Morton Heilig unveiled the Sensorama in 1962. It was a large box that enclosed the viewer’s head and displayed a stereoscopic 3D movie. The seat tilted and the box unleashed wind and smells. And all of this was accomplished mechanically.

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