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VIRTUAL REALITY. Elvin Cruz & Joshua Chambers. Overview. What is Virtual Reality? History Applications Future of Virtual Reality Ethical Analysis. What is Virtual Reality?. Artificial Environment Created with hardware and software Experiencing a different type of environment - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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VIRTUAL REALITY

VIRTUAL REALITYElvin Cruz & Joshua ChambersOverview What is Virtual Reality? History Applications Future of Virtual Reality Ethical Analysis

What is Virtual Reality?Artificial EnvironmentCreated with hardware and softwareExperiencing a different type of environment Computer screenUses at Least 2 of 5 senses Sight- Sound

Artificial environment inside the computer world presented in such a way that it looks like a real environment come both text based and also as a graphical representation http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/V/virtual_reality.html.Virtual Reality3 dimensional images that appear to be life-sized from the perspective of the userTracks a user's motions, particularly his or her head and eye movementsAdjust the images on the user's display to reflect the change in perspective

Artificial environment inside the computer world presented in such a way that it looks like a real environment come both text based and also as a graphical representation http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/V/virtual_reality.html.

HistoryIn the late 1950s, Douglas Engelbart, a navy operator had the idea that computers can be used for more than number crunching. After his days in the navy, he knew that any digital information could be displayed on a screen.One of the most influential forms of virtual reality was the flight simulator. The military started using combat simulators following WWII.By the 1970s, Hollywood began using virtual reality in BIG movies such Star Wars, The Terminator and The Matrix.By the 2000s, millions have been invested in virtual reality to entertain customers, train troops, doctors and many other amazing uses.Applications Entertainment Industry Medical Field Military Vehicle Industry

LEXUS DRIVING SIMULATOR

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VIRTUAL REALITY RENTALS

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MILITARY TRAINING

http://dukeresearch.blogspot.com/2008_09_21_archive.htmlExamplesVirtual Reality in the FuturePeople will be able to take virtual vacationsWhat if doctors could stay home and use virtual reality to control to perform surgery via robotics?You will be the character in first person gamesThe military will be able to use virtual reality to control robotic soldiers from a safe zone.Blood cell sized nano bots will be injected into our bodies, keeping us healthier from the inside and allowing us to access a virtual reality environment from within the nervous system. To access the virtual environment the nanobots will shut down the signal coming from the body and create signals appropriate for the virtual environment.

Ethical AnalysisWhat if virtual reality can damage your eyesWhat if theres an error and someone is injuredWhat if a doctor is performing surgery and the robot the doctor is controlling malfunctionsVirtual reality benefits soliders, keeps them out of harms way by controling a robot soldierIt will benefit families that cant afford to take vacations in real lifeIt benefits anyone looking for entertainment, thats pretty much everyoneIncredibly expensive, we are already in massive debtWho does it hurt? People who dont really wantEthical AnalysisSocial ContractAct UtilitarianismQUESTIONS?