These Movies Created The Idea of Virtual Reality
How many times have you told your friends you wish you could teleport? All you’d have to do is press a button and your body would fly through time and space, and end up in a completely different country. Or planet. Better yet, it could transport us into a virtual world where everything and anything is possible. There are no rules. This theory of virtual reality was common in movies like The Matrix and Surrogates. Characters in these movies plug their bodies into outlandish, complex chairs that connect their bodies and minds to a reality other than ours. In other movies, like Hackers, the characters put headsets over their eyes and enter a virtual world. While it may have seemed like a farfetched idea, Samsung recently released its billion-dollar virtual reality headset. Oculus Rift replicates real-life places and sends the wearer anywhere in the world. If you’ve always dreamed of visiting Tokyo or riding a rollercoaster in a foreign country, now is your chance. Your dreams just became your (virtual) reality (Oculus).