Updated: 04/30/2020 by Computer Hope
Short for virtual reality, VR is a computer-generated artificial environment that allows a user to view, explore, and manipulate the environment and a term popularized by Jaron Lanier. Virtual reality is a computer generated reality manipulated and explored using input devices, such as headsets, headphones, gloves, or a computer. Using these devices, a user can browse throughout a virtual world or pickup and manipulate virtual objects. The picture shows a NASA employee using a VR system.
VR is not the same as AR (augmented reality).
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