Social Implications Of Virtual Reality

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Meeting Minutes

9/18
  • Timeline of VR Development needs to get done

    • http://www.vrs.org.uk/virtual-reality/history.html (history of VR)

    • Stereoscopic Photo Viewers (1838)

    • Link Trainer - First Flight Simulator (1929)

    • Telesphere Mask - First head mounted display (HMD) VR, without motion tracking (1960)

    • Headsight - First HMD with motion tracking (1961)

    • Sensorama - Similar to “4D” movies (1962)

    • Ivan Sutherland described the “Ultimate Display” (1965)

    • Ivan Sutherland’s Sword of Damocles with wireframe graphics (1968)

    • VR name coined - VPL “EyePhone” became a commercial product (1987)

    • Virtuality Group VR Machines - real-time gaming on VR (1991)

    • Sega releases VR headset with motion tracking for Genesis (1993)

    • Nintendo releases VirtualBoy - stereoscopic wireframe with controller (1995)

    • https://www.engadget.com/2010/06/26/the-virtual-whirl-a-brief-history-of-second-life-2002-2003/

    • Second Life (2003)

    • Vive and Oculus

  • Media Portrayal of VR

    • Movies

    • TV Shows

    • Books

  • Sections for topics covered in class

    • Networked Communication (Freedom of Speech)

    • Intellectual Property

    • Information Privacy

    • Government and Privacy

      • Is there anonymity with VR?

    • Computer and Network Security

    • Computer Reliability

    • Work and Wealth

  • Define VR as an immersive experience designed to make the user feel as if they were in a different environment that they may interact with.



http://www.theverge.com/a/virtual-reality


9/28/16 Meeting

Things we need to get done:

  • Make presentation - specifically find pictures and make outline - Mead and Charlie

  • Finish the different chapters and their relation to VR:

    • Freedom of Speech - Alex

    • Intellectual Property - Alex

    • Privacy - Mead

    • Crime - Charlie

    • Errors, Failures, and Risks - Logan

    • Work - Logan

  • Wrap up the Timeline - Alex will take lead

  • Polish the media portrayal - Logan will take lead


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