I was at the Design Exchange last night for the opening of a student exhibit from Prague called Futura Pragensis on Virtual Reality and had a chance to "play" with the displays.
I was amazed at how realistic VR has become, compared to what I remember in the 1990's and even early 2000, especially the shimmering reflecting water effect....the students assure me that more cool effect apps will be coming onstream every few months.
Using open source software from the gaming industry --Source Engine and Half Life2, these architecture students crafted some amazingly realistic model simulations.
I recommend everyone see this display while it is in Toronto. It's fun to play with flying through a virtual landscape in 2025.
Next the display travels to London England.
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