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Do you remember VRML?

OMG. I do remember Virtual Reality Markup Language (VRML) - I also remember a team of researchers in my lab back in grad school playing with the Silicon Graphics Reality Monster to develop applications for medical education. Fast forward a couple of years, I played with the Google cardboard - hoping that it was the perfect, affordable solution to introduce VR to the masses, but it was not. Not optimistic about VR, except for some niche applications.

Augmented Reality (AR) has far more potential for everyday use. Google Glass was a good experiment that showed us what not to do (disclosure, I was one of the Glassholes LOL). If only the camera and mic were used to view and listen to the surrounding whilst restricting audio, photo and video capture, then it might have been less creepy.

“Hey, Facebook, I Made a Metaverse 27 Years Ago” by Prof. Ethan Zuckerman

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