Date: Around 1995
What are other uses for Virtual Reality other than for game use?
Architectural design, interior decorating, fashion(?!), chemical engineer-
ing, demographics, mission planning, battle strategy; indeed, almost
anything in which visualization helps you understand or build something
An RL example: ARPA (the Advanced Research Projects Agency) has a program
called SBD for Simulation-Based Design that is a VR shipyard. "Ships were
selected to demonstrate SBD technology because they are among the most
complex machines made by man."
"Phase II involves...actually building a ship inside the computer and being
able to interact with it through three-dimensional images."
reference: "From the Labs...", Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory,
Mar/Apr 1995, issue 11.
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