It should be obvious that Virtual Reality (VR) technology has officially take off in the past few years. There are countless VR headsets available, ranging in price from $15 (see Google Cardboard) to $800 (HTC Vive). One thing you’ll notice about most of these sets is that they’re marketed as toys; a way to play games or enjoy a walk on a sandy beach during a sunset.
And this makes sense, because ever since the concept of VR has existed, we’ve connected it with entertainment. In fact, the concept itself didn’t come from an engineer or inventors drawing board. Probably the first example of VR that we can find comes from a 1935 Science Fiction novel called “Pygmalion’s Spectacles”, by Stanley G. Weinbaum. Continue reading