These Tricks Make Virtual Reality Feel Real

Realistic digital spaces need delusions as much as they need detail

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May 6, 2019 · 12 min read
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Illustration: Karan Singh

By Tom Vanderbilt

I am standing a few feet away from a conference table, about to test something called a “Holojam.” It is made of head-mounted displays, motion capture cameras and many lines of code. Affixed to the edges of the table, as well as to my…

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