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A Sci-Fi Short Film HD: "UNCANNY VALLEY" - by 3dar
A Sci-Fi Short Film HD: "UNCANNY VALLEY" - by 3dar
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THE CALL UP - Sci-fi virtual reality movie | Official Trailer [HD]
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"Full-Dive" Virtual Reality: Is It Possible?
"Full-Dive" Virtual Reality: Is It Possible?
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: FactFile
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When Did Virtual Reality Enter the Movies?
Published: 2017/08/31
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"The Virtual Reality Experiment" Creepypasta
"The Virtual Reality Experiment" Creepypasta
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Uncanny Valley Short Film (HD) (English & French Subtitles)
Uncanny Valley Short Film (HD) (English & French Subtitles)
Published: 2015/12/02
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Reacting to Virtual Fan-Fiction
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Top 10 Virtual Reality Moments in Movies
Top 10 Virtual Reality Moments in Movies
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The Ultimate Virtual Reality: the Simulated World Our Brain Generates for Us - Moran Cerf, at USI
The Ultimate Virtual Reality: the Simulated World Our Brain Generates for Us - Moran Cerf, at USI
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Is life a video game? | Elon Musk | Code Conference 2016
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Virtual Reality SIMULATOR in Minecraft - Minecraft 360° Video
Virtual Reality SIMULATOR in Minecraft - Minecraft 360° Video
Published: 2017/01/28
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HYPER-REALITY
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Can Virtual Reality Enhance Our Reality?
Can Virtual Reality Enhance Our Reality?
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Virtual Reality and Theater: Simulacra and Simulation | William Cusick | TEDxJerseyCity
Virtual Reality and Theater: Simulacra and Simulation | William Cusick | TEDxJerseyCity
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Virtual Reality Reading Suit Enages Readers Senses
Published: 2014/02/03
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IMMERSION - Sci Fi Short Film
IMMERSION - Sci Fi Short Film
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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality System WILL KILL PEOPLE Warns Developer!
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Ray Kurzweil Explores the Next Phase of Virtual Reality
Ray Kurzweil Explores the Next Phase of Virtual Reality
Published: 2011/06/27
Channel: Big Think
Davos Open Forum 2008 - Virtual Worlds - Fiction or Reality?
Davos Open Forum 2008 - Virtual Worlds - Fiction or Reality?
Published: 2008/01/27
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Still Skeptical of V.R. - Five Challenges for Virtual Reality - Extra Credits
Still Skeptical of V.R. - Five Challenges for Virtual Reality - Extra Credits
Published: 2016/01/20
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Virtual Reality verändert die Welt - Clixoom Science & Fiction
Virtual Reality verändert die Welt - Clixoom Science & Fiction
Published: 2017/08/20
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Write Fiction as a Virtual Reality
Write Fiction as a Virtual Reality
Published: 2013/11/17
Channel: Cy Porter
A Sci-Fi Short Film HD: "Sight"  - by Sight Systems
A Sci-Fi Short Film HD: "Sight" - by Sight Systems
Published: 2012/08/01
Channel: The CGBros
Decentraland: P2P Virtual Reality
Decentraland: P2P Virtual Reality
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: N-O-D-E
Science Fiction Prototyping: Virtual Dystopia
Science Fiction Prototyping: Virtual Dystopia
Published: 2015/03/02
Channel: ieeeComputerSociety
2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation?
2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation?
Published: 2016/04/08
Channel: American Museum of Natural History
Pygmalion
Pygmalion's Spectacles, [Virtual Reality SF Audiobook] Alternative Dimension, Matrix
Published: 2014/01/27
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DEEP SPACE VR - Virtual Reality Tour (Oculus Rift Dk 2)
DEEP SPACE VR - Virtual Reality Tour (Oculus Rift Dk 2)
Published: 2015/09/09
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VIRTUAL REALITY A TO Z: EPISODE 01 - THE BEGINNING
VIRTUAL REALITY A TO Z: EPISODE 01 - THE BEGINNING
Published: 2017/10/04
Channel: Epyx911
Substitutional Reality System Makes Reality and Fiction Indistinguishable  #DigInfo
Substitutional Reality System Makes Reality and Fiction Indistinguishable #DigInfo
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Intel’s Project Alloy headset mixes reality with fiction
Published: 2016/11/19
Channel: The Verge
Virtual Reality: The Biggest Tech Disruption in the Next 5 Years | Kevin Kelly
Virtual Reality: The Biggest Tech Disruption in the Next 5 Years | Kevin Kelly
Published: 2017/02/06
Channel: Big Think
STEM from the Humanities: Jeremy Bailenson, Stanford Virtual Reality Lab
STEM from the Humanities: Jeremy Bailenson, Stanford Virtual Reality Lab
Published: 2014/06/01
Channel: StanfordJournalism
Bridging the Rift: Oculus
Bridging the Rift: Oculus' Answer to Virtual Reality
Published: 2014/08/14
Channel: SciFri
TECHNOLUST Oculus Rift Cyberpunk Fiction Virtual Reality Experience
TECHNOLUST Oculus Rift Cyberpunk Fiction Virtual Reality Experience
Published: 2014/04/30
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Virtual Reality: Revolution oder Science & Fiction? | Clixoom: What
Virtual Reality: Revolution oder Science & Fiction? | Clixoom: What's on
Published: 2015/06/19
Channel: Clixoom Science & Fiction
The Simulation Hypothesis - FULL PROGRAM - HD (Original)
The Simulation Hypothesis - FULL PROGRAM - HD (Original)
Published: 2015/10/07
Channel: Fair Wind Films
Virtual Reality is not Science Fiction anymore!
Virtual Reality is not Science Fiction anymore!
Published: 2016/03/07
Channel: Ivernac Mprend
Expectations vs. Reality: Action Movies
Expectations vs. Reality: Action Movies
Published: 2014/05/16
Channel: nigahiga
Virtual Reality & the Museum of the Future
Virtual Reality & the Museum of the Future
Published: 2013/12/11
Channel: EuropeanaEU
Raspberry Pi - Virtual Reality - DIY VR!
Raspberry Pi - Virtual Reality - DIY VR!
Published: 2014/12/03
Channel: TheRaspberryPiGuy
Virtual Reality - Zukunftsweisend oder zum Scheitern verurteilt? | Press Select #03
Virtual Reality - Zukunftsweisend oder zum Scheitern verurteilt? | Press Select #03
Published: 2017/05/15
Channel: Rocket Beans TV
Virtual Reality - fact and fiction @ Games Dev Summit 2017
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Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: GDS Bulgaria
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Published: 2017/10/21
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SYFY’s The Expanse: Virtual Reality Tour of the Canterbury
Published: 2015/07/29
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The EVOLUTION of Virtual Reality
The EVOLUTION of Virtual Reality
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Daniel Schäfer: Virtual Reality, Krieg und lebendige Mathematik
Daniel Schäfer: Virtual Reality, Krieg und lebendige Mathematik
Published: 2015/11/12
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360° VR 4k - HORROR Luna Park Halloween - VIRTUAL REALITY 3D
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Virtual reality in fiction describes fictional representations of the technological concept of virtual reality.

Fiction[edit]

Many science fiction books and films have imagined characters being "trapped in virtual reality" or entering into virtual reality. A comprehensive and specific fictional model for virtual reality was published in 1935 in the short story "Pygmalion's Spectacles"[1] by Stanley G. Weinbaum. Other science fiction books have promoted the idea of virtual reality as a partial, but not total, substitution for the misery of reality, or have touted it as a method for creating virtual worlds in which one may escape from Earth. Stanisław Lem's 1961 story "I (Profesor Corcoran)", translated in English as "Further Reminiscences of Ijon Tichy I",[2] dealt with a scientist who created a number of computer-simulated people living in a virtual world. Lem further explored the implications of what he termed "phantomatics" in his nonfictional 1964 treatise Summa Technologiae.

A number of other popular fictional works use the concept of virtual reality. These include William Gibson's 1984 Neuromancer, which defined the concept of cyberspace, and his 1994 Virtual Light, where a presentation viewable in VR-like goggles was the MacGuffin. Other examples are Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, in which he made extensive reference to the term avatar to describe one's representation in a virtual world, and Rudy Rucker's The Hacker and the Ants, in which programmer Jerzy Rugby uses VR for robot design and testing. The Otherland series of 4 novels by Tad Williams, published from 1996 to 2001 and set in the 2070s, shows a world where the Internet has become accessible via virtual reality. More recently, the 2011 novel Ready Player One by author Ernest Cline is about a Virtual Reality system called the OASIS that people use to escape from the grim reality of a dying Earth in 2045.

Television[edit]

The Doctor Who serial "The Deadly Assassin", first broadcast in 1976, introduced a dream-like computer-generated reality, known as the Matrix. British BBC2 sci-fi series Red Dwarf featured a virtual reality game titled "Better Than Life", in which the main characters had spent many years connected. Saban's syndicated superhero television series VR Troopers also made use of the concept. The holodeck featured in Star Trek: The Next Generation is one of the best known examples of virtual reality in popular culture, including the ability for users to interactively modify scenarios in real time with a natural language interface. The depiction differs from others in the use of a physical room rather than a neural interface or headset. The 2012 series Sword Art Online involves the concept of a virtual reality MMORPG of the same name, with the possibility of dying in real life when a player dies in the game. Also, in its 2014 sequel, Sword Art Online II, the idea of bringing a virtual character into the real world via mobile cameras is posed; this concept is used to allow a bedridden individual to attend public school for the first time. Accel World (2012) expands the concept of virtual reality using the game Brain Burst, a game which allows players to gain and receive points to keep accelerating; accelerating is when an individual's brain perceives the images around them 1000 times faster, heightening their sense of awareness.

Movies[edit]

The concept of virtual reality was popularized in mass media by movies such as Brainstorm (1983) and The Lawnmower Man (1993). The .hack multimedia franchise is based on a virtual reality MMORPG dubbed "The World". The French animated series Code Lyoko is based on the virtual world of Lyoko and the Internet.

World Skin (1997), Maurice Benayoun's virtual reality interactive installation
  • Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1973 film Welt am Draht, based on Daniel F. Galouye's novel Simulacron-3, shows a virtual reality simulation inside another virtual reality simulation
  • In 1983, the Natalie Wood/Christopher Walken film Brainstorm revolved around the production, use, and misuse of a VR device.
  • Total Recall, directed by Paul Verhoeven and based on the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"
  • A VR-like system, used to record and play back dreams, figures centrally in Wim Wenders' 1991 film Until the End of the World.
  • The 1992 film The Lawnmower Man tells the tale of a research scientist who uses a VR system to jumpstart the mental and physical development of his mentally handicapped gardener.
  • The 1993 film Arcade is centered around a new virtual reality game (from which the film gets its name) that actively traps those who play it inside its world.
  • The 1995 film Strange Days is a science-fiction thriller about a fictional virtual reality trend in which users buy illegal VR recordings of criminal offences recorded from the offender's point of view (POV).
  • The 1995 film Johnny Mnemonic has the main character Johnny (played by Keanu Reeves) use virtual reality goggles and brain–computer interfaces to access the Internet and extract encrypted information in his own brain.
  • The 1995 film Virtuosity has Russell Crowe as a virtual reality serial killer name SID 6.7 (Sadistic, Intelligent and Dangerous) who is used in a simulation to train real-world police officer, but manages to escape into the real world.
  • The 1999 film The Thirteenth Floor is an adaptation of Daniel F. Galouye's novel Simulacron-3, and tells about two virtual reality simulations, one in another.
  • In 1999, The Matrix and later sequels explored the possibility that our world is actually a vast virtual reality (or more precisely, simulated reality) created by artificially intelligent machines.
  • eXistenZ (1999), by David Cronenberg, in which level switches occur so seamlessly and numerously that at the end of the movie it is difficult to tell whether the main characters are back in "reality".
  • In the film Avatar, the humans are hooked up via advanced technologies with avatars, enabling the avatars to remotely perform the actions of the humans.
  • Surrogates (2009) is based on a brain–computer interface that allows people to control realistic humanoid robots, giving them full sensory feedback.
  • The 2010 science fiction thriller film Inception is about a professional thief who steals information by infiltrating the subconscious. He creates artificial thoughts that are so realistic that once they are implanted in a person's mind, the person thinks these are his own thoughts.[3]
  • The 2018 movie Ready Player One directed by Steven Spielberg is an adaptation of Ernest Cline's novel of the same name about a VR game known as the OASIS.

Radio[edit]

In 2009, British digital radio station BBC Radio 7 broadcast Planet B, a science-fiction drama set in a virtual world. Planet B was the largest ever commission for an original drama programme.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pygmalion's Spectacles". Project Gutenberg. Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ijon Tichy – Series Bibliography". Retrieved 21 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Eisenberg, Mike (May 5, 2010). "Updated 'Inception' Synopsis Reveals More". Screen Rant. Retrieved July 18, 2010. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. 
  4. ^ Hemley, Matthew (2008-09-30). "BBC radio launches major cross-station sci-fi season". The Stage. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 

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