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Nostalgia, 1991

ZoomieZoomie Posts: 1,777 Valuable Player
It's amazing how far VR has come since 1991.
At the same time how have we only come this far in 25 years?
Enjoy.


Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C Clarke

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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,754 Volunteer Moderator
    Recommend some movies too

    13th Floor:  (cheesy trailer)
    and Stephen Kings: Landmower man  (cheesy trailer)
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    1983 edition?


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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    1999


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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,754 Volunteer Moderator
    @cybereality How could I forget BRAINSTORM! Great flick.
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  • SyntheticSynthetic Posts: 704
    Trinity
    Arcade (1993)

  • SyntheticSynthetic Posts: 704
    Trinity
    Augmented reality "bishop of battle" also known as "nightmares" full video is on youtube


  • ZoomieZoomie Posts: 1,777 Valuable Player

    Shameless bump for Friday morning.  It's important to remember where we came from.

    And also how bad 90's movies were.

    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C Clarke
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,755 Valuable Player

    love that OP... Housewives can use VR too (5:20)... in the VR kitchen...  discuss

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  • Mr.CreepyMr.Creepy Posts: 792
    Neo
    Was it as laggy as the video shows it? 
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,754 Volunteer Moderator
    @Mr.Creepy .... it wasn't that bad from what I remember, I remember trying it out in London Trocadero years and years ago ... It made me dizzy and a bit motion-sick ... it was still fairly impressive. I actually played that multi level game.
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,754 Volunteer Moderator
    I found this leaked photo of what Nintendo is working on


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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,755 Valuable Player
    I suspect the tin foil is there to protect passers-by from whatever that thing is giving off
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,754 Volunteer Moderator
    @DaftnDirect  heh .. probably runs on plutonium ... 
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  • OutatimeTVOutatimeTV Posts: 53
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    edited April 2016
    Mr.Creepy said:
    Was it as laggy as the video shows it? 
    Yes it was as I tried it out. I have played that multi level game too. The small I think CRT screens were flickering like crazy (imagine below 60Hz on a CRT monitor) and it was really laggy or slow graphics.
  • DelmarKaneDelmarKane Posts: 127
    Art3mis
    Mr.Creepy said:
    Was it as laggy as the video shows it? 
    Yes it was as I tried it out. I have played that multi level game too. The small I think CRT screens were flickering like crazy (imagine below 60Hz on a CRT monitor) and it was really laggy or slow graphics.
    Back in the days when I told my supplier I wanted 1Mb of video RAM and they looked at me like I was insane.  
  • Lucky_DLucky_D Posts: 173
    Art3mis
    edited April 2016
    What is shocking is looking at the OP's video, that was in 1991.  It took 25 years to operationalize and commercialize VR.  What took so long? 
  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,754 Volunteer Moderator
    @Lucky_D  I think mainly COST, it says 50,000 to 200,000 in that 1991 video ... even today you need top of the line hardware to use the RIFT. I think with like many techs it takes to MATURE the technology until it becomes financially viable for the mass market. Display, positioning/trtacking tech etc .... and obviously consumer demand, the combination of all of those aspects has now reached saturation and commercial viability.

    First plasma TV (source Wiki) 
    "In 1995, Fujitsu introduced the first 42-inch (107 cm) plasma display;[52] it had 852x480 resolution and was progressively scanned.[53] Also in 1997, Philips introduced a 42-inch (107 cm) display, with 852x480 resolution. It was the only plasma to be displayed to the retail public in 4 Sears locations in the US. The price was US$14,999 and included in-home installation"
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  • Lucky_DLucky_D Posts: 173
    Art3mis
    Yeah I was thinking that myself. It was not until the last few years that home PC technology got to a Performance / Price ratio to make it feasible to even market VR.
  • master4382master4382 Posts: 70
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    How about 1965? First head-mount and 3D graphics!



    What took 50 years?
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,754 Volunteer Moderator
    Beginning of space-time



    What .. took 13.82 billion years ?
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  • SyntheticSynthetic Posts: 704
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    accelerated nature
  • andy.wood.3785andy.wood.3785 Posts: 2
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    @Mr.Creepy .... it wasn't that bad from what I remember, I remember trying it out in London Trocadero years and years ago ... It made me dizzy and a bit motion-sick ... it was still fairly impressive. I actually played that multi level game.
    I recall playing at the Trocadero too, I have a pic of me playing on a racing sim, this was new years eve 1991.
  • kevinw729kevinw729 Posts: 4,444 Valuable Player
    andy.wood.3785 said:
    .....
    I recall playing at the Trocadero too, I have a pic of me playing on a racing sim, this was new years eve 1991.

    Are you sure that was 1991 and not 1993?
    You see the company was W.Industries when they launched their sitdown and standup Virtuality machines in 1993, and the agreement with Lunar Park the owners of the Troc site was penned that year, with it opening that Christmas?
    Also the game in the picture is "Total Destruction" - the first driver on the platform (and launched in 1994)?!

    You see the machines did not exist in 1991 !
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