It was primitive each in terms of consumer interface and visual realism, and the HMD to be worn by the user was so heavy that it needed to be suspended from the ceiling. The graphics comprising the virtual surroundings had been simple wire-frame model rooms. The formidable appearance of the system impressed its name, The Sword of Damocles. The actual origins of virtual reality are disputed, partly because of how troublesome it has been to formulate a definition for the concept of an alternate existence. The development of perspective in Renaissance Europe created convincing depictions of areas that did not exist, in what has been referred to as the “multiplying of synthetic worlds”.
“If we talked to them before, it might just be arguments about why this stuff wouldn’t work...Read More