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The History of Virtual Reality

Virtual reality has been around for as long as people have been creating simulations of reality. But it wasn't until the early 1990s that people began to seriously explore the possibilities of virtual reality. At this time, there were only a handful of researchers working on VR technology.

One of the earliest pioneers of virtual reality was Jaron Lanier, who developed the first commercial virtual reality software in 1991. His company, VPL Research, went on to develop some of the earliest VR hardware products, including the VPL-1 goggles and the Virtuality 1 chair. For information about virtual reality visit

The late 1990s and early 2000s saw a proliferation of VR technology development. This was due in part to the release of powerful VR hardware platforms, such as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. These platforms allowed developers to create high-quality VR content for consumers to experience.

About headsets, mixed reality headsets combine the capabilities of both mobile and dedicated VR headsets by using a virtual reality display that sits in front of your real-world view. This allows you to experience VR content in a fully immersive way, but it also means that you need a separate device to track your movements. 

The toolkit utilizes the device's camera to project virtual objects onto the user's real-world environment, giving them access to their surroundings in a way that's similar to how most VR headsets