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THE CALL UP - Sci-fi virtual reality movie | Official Trailer [HD]
THE CALL UP - Sci-fi virtual reality movie | Official Trailer [HD]
Published: 2016/05/29
Channel: FilmIsNow Movie Trailers International
Reacting to Virtual Fan-Fiction
Reacting to Virtual Fan-Fiction
Published: 2017/01/24
Channel: Dolan Twins
DEEP SPACE VR - Virtual Reality Tour (Oculus Rift Dk 2)
DEEP SPACE VR - Virtual Reality Tour (Oculus Rift Dk 2)
Published: 2015/09/09
Channel: Game Hard 4.0
Virtual Reality SIMULATOR in Minecraft - Minecraft 360° Video
Virtual Reality SIMULATOR in Minecraft - Minecraft 360° Video
Published: 2017/01/28
Channel: TycerX
Uncanny Valley Short Film (HD) (English & French Subtitles)
Uncanny Valley Short Film (HD) (English & French Subtitles)
Published: 2015/12/02
Channel: Subtitled Trailers
Can Virtual Reality Enhance Our Reality?
Can Virtual Reality Enhance Our Reality?
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: Shots of Awe
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
"Full-Dive" Virtual Reality: Is It Possible?
"Full-Dive" Virtual Reality: Is It Possible?
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: FactFile
Ernest Cline Visits Oculus VR HQ
Ernest Cline Visits Oculus VR HQ
Published: 2013/03/07
Channel: Oculus
Sci-Fi Horror In 360°
Sci-Fi Horror In 360°
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: austinmcconnell
IMMERSION - Sci Fi Short Film
IMMERSION - Sci Fi Short Film
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: Raphael Rogers
Space Stalker VR Google Cardboard 3D SBS Gameplay
Space Stalker VR Google Cardboard 3D SBS Gameplay
Published: 2016/09/18
Channel: cTa VR Play
HYPER-REALITY
HYPER-REALITY
Published: 2016/05/19
Channel: Keiichi Matsuda
A Sci-Fi Short Film HD: "UNCANNY VALLEY" - by 3dar
A Sci-Fi Short Film HD: "UNCANNY VALLEY" - by 3dar
Published: 2015/12/02
Channel: The CGBros
Decentraland: P2P Virtual Reality
Decentraland: P2P Virtual Reality
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: N-O-D-E
Write Fiction as a Virtual Reality
Write Fiction as a Virtual Reality
Published: 2013/11/17
Channel: Cy Porter
Intel’s Project Alloy headset mixes reality with fiction
Intel’s Project Alloy headset mixes reality with fiction
Published: 2016/11/19
Channel: The Verge
"The Virtual Reality Experiment" Creepypasta
"The Virtual Reality Experiment" Creepypasta
Published: 2016/06/05
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Oculus Rift Virtual Reality System WILL KILL PEOPLE Warns Developer!
Oculus Rift Virtual Reality System WILL KILL PEOPLE Warns Developer!
Published: 2014/09/22
Channel: Mark Dice
TECHNOLUST Oculus Rift Cyberpunk Fiction Virtual Reality Experience
TECHNOLUST Oculus Rift Cyberpunk Fiction Virtual Reality Experience
Published: 2014/04/30
Channel: Gambino
Your brain on VR
Your brain on VR
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: RT America
Virtual Reality Reading Suit Enages Readers Senses
Virtual Reality Reading Suit Enages Readers Senses
Published: 2014/02/03
Channel: GeoBeats News
SYFY’s The Expanse: Virtual Reality Tour of the Canterbury
SYFY’s The Expanse: Virtual Reality Tour of the Canterbury
Published: 2015/07/29
Channel: SYFY
Virtual Reality: Revolution oder Science & Fiction? | Clixoom: What
Virtual Reality: Revolution oder Science & Fiction? | Clixoom: What's on
Published: 2015/06/19
Channel: Clixoom
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
Is life a video game? | Elon Musk | Code Conference 2016
Is life a video game? | Elon Musk | Code Conference 2016
Published: 2016/06/02
Channel: Recode
DOLAN TWINS Reacting to Virtual Fan-Fiction - REACTION
DOLAN TWINS Reacting to Virtual Fan-Fiction - REACTION
Published: 2017/01/26
Channel: young love dreams
A virtual reality game to help stroke patients - Futuris
A virtual reality game to help stroke patients - Futuris
Published: 2016/05/02
Channel: EU Science & Innovation
Microsoft & Human Interact: Players control the narrative in Starship Commander
Microsoft & Human Interact: Players control the narrative in Starship Commander
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Microsoft Research
Bridging the Rift: Oculus
Bridging the Rift: Oculus' Answer to Virtual Reality
Published: 2014/08/14
Channel: SciFri
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
Death by Virtual Reality: Fatally tricking the brain
Death by Virtual Reality: Fatally tricking the brain
Published: 2016/04/07
Channel: Ryan Ridden
Dolan Twins-Reacting to Virtual Fan-Fiction REACTION!!
Dolan Twins-Reacting to Virtual Fan-Fiction REACTION!!
Published: 2017/01/25
Channel: Tannya Reacts
CAT Interstellar - Sci Fi virtual reality (Oculus Rift Dk2) FIRST LOOK
CAT Interstellar - Sci Fi virtual reality (Oculus Rift Dk2) FIRST LOOK
Published: 2015/08/28
Channel: Game Hard 4.0
Davos Open Forum 2008 - Virtual Worlds - Fiction or Reality?
Davos Open Forum 2008 - Virtual Worlds - Fiction or Reality?
Published: 2008/01/27
Channel: World Economic Forum
Pygmalion
Pygmalion's Spectacles, [Virtual Reality SF Audiobook] Alternative Dimension, Matrix
Published: 2014/01/27
Channel: Free Audio Books for Intellectual Exercise
TAPE 360 CHANNEL TRAILER 360º 4K #VirtualReality #360Video #VR #360
TAPE 360 CHANNEL TRAILER 360º 4K #VirtualReality #360Video #VR #360
Published: 2016/04/15
Channel: TAPE360
FLAT EARTH - Reality Vs Science Fiction
FLAT EARTH - Reality Vs Science Fiction
Published: 2016/06/02
Channel: Dustin Gollehon
Virtual Reality in Film and TV
Virtual Reality in Film and TV
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Beal Documentary
360° Virtual Reality Video | Champ d
360° Virtual Reality Video | Champ d'Or Real Estate Tour Part1
Published: 2016/05/17
Channel: Scouting Owl
360° VR 4k - HORROR Luna Park Halloween - VIRTUAL REALITY 3D
360° VR 4k - HORROR Luna Park Halloween - VIRTUAL REALITY 3D
Published: 2016/10/07
Channel: 360 VR - ADVENTURE STUDIOS
AR/VR: Where Virtual and Physical Worlds Converge
AR/VR: Where Virtual and Physical Worlds Converge
Published: 2016/11/07
Channel: vlabvideos
Virtual Reality Meets Documentary: A Deeper Look
Virtual Reality Meets Documentary: A Deeper Look
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Minecraft Faux Footage 19 - Virtual Reality in Science Fiction
Minecraft Faux Footage 19 - Virtual Reality in Science Fiction
Published: 2014/12/16
Channel: Carl Blemming Plays
Immersive journalism: using virtual reality to tell the story | Nonny de la Peña | TEDxBerlin
Immersive journalism: using virtual reality to tell the story | Nonny de la Peña | TEDxBerlin
Published: 2016/10/18
Channel: TEDx Talks
DeepFrame – revolutionary Mixed Reality that looks like living holograms
DeepFrame – revolutionary Mixed Reality that looks like living holograms
Published: 2017/05/18
Channel: Realfiction
Science Fiction Prototyping: Virtual Dystopia
Science Fiction Prototyping: Virtual Dystopia
Published: 2015/03/02
Channel: ieeeComputerSociety
Virtual Reality is not Science Fiction anymore!
Virtual Reality is not Science Fiction anymore!
Published: 2016/03/07
Channel: Ivernac Mprend
Daniel Schäfer: Virtual Reality, Krieg und lebendige Mathematik
Daniel Schäfer: Virtual Reality, Krieg und lebendige Mathematik
Published: 2015/11/12
Channel: Stifterverband
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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.

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]

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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