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Virtual reality: Jaron Lanier, head of VPL Research of Redwood City, California, photographed surrounded by demonstration images of the virtual, non-real worlds that VPL have created. Fibre-optic sensors in the black rubber glove Lanier is wearing tranmsit a user's movements into the computer-generated virtual environment. A user's view of such a world is projected by the computer into 2 "eyephones" mounted on a headset (seen unworn at left, on top of the computer monitor).
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