Virtual Reality

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Virtual Reality

A computer simulation that takes data inputs and uses a stated methodology to create outputs. Virtual reality is used in gaming. Likewise, it is important in science and business to predict future trends.
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Online learning, Shuster explained, is an area that has already garnered success on the existing Virtual World Web through UtherAcademy, which launched in 2011.
The findings in the study 'Comparison of a Face-to-Face versus Virtual World Weight Loss Program' have been discussed at the American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting in Denver.
To highlight how easy it is for criminals to prosper in the virtual world, the SCDEA sent one of its officers into Second Life to investigate its potential as a breeding ground for crime and within two months he had managed to set up a virtual brothel.
I advise companies to use virtual worlds in the workplace to bridge employees working around the world.
Virtual worlds are emerging fast on the business landscape, but few companies have developed strategies to deal with them, according to a new report from The Conference Board.
One advantage of going to a virtual world to get your information is that you can find it faster and easier compared to navigating a Web site.
Virtual Worlds When most of us think of virtual worlds, we picture video games where people shoot aliens or slay dragons, or wear helmets and data gloves to participate in a different reality.
Castronova frets that game players typically forfeit "virtually every meaningful civic right" when they check the box that says "I Agree" to a long set of rules (that no one reads) before they set foot in a virtual world.
But the most exciting virtual worlds are the graphics-centered multimedia environments on the Web where users travel through 3-D views, see visual representations of participants called "avatars" move from room to room, have audible conversations, view film clips, attend online concerts, and hear presentations (some require downloading special plug-in software).
Then there's ``The Thirteenth Floor,'' arriving in theaters today, where the future is OK (except for some tacky high-rise developments along Southern California's coastline), but stupid humans still muck everything up by creating virtual worlds with their computers.
What kind of virtual world would you want to visit?
The IBM group has developed a special rule-based computer program called a "dialog manager" to tie together the disparate elements that work behind the scenes to make a virtual world come alive.