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Virtual Reality Startups Look Back to the Future


EyePhone virtual reality system

VPL Research demonstrated its EyePhone virtual reality system at the Texpo Telecommunications Show, in San Francisco, in 1989.

Credit: Associated Press | Jeff Reinking

It's been almost 30 years since the computer scientist Jaron Lanier formed VPL Research, the first company to sell the high-tech goggles and gloves that once defined humanity's concept of where technology might soon take our species.

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