Whatever happened to VR?

Sometime during the 90's (or thereabouts) there was a lot of  discussion about Virtual Reality (VR). It was heralded as  the next big thing for games, science, communication,  space  exploration, engineering, medicine, and so on. The uses were limitless, so we were told. I watched Tomorrows World on BBC1. The presenter wedged his nut inside a VR [...]

Do we all have a second life?

On the first of what may be many topics regarding virtual worlds I'd like to lay down some initial thoughts on the basic concepts and questions I have on this subject. Before starting I'd let it be known that I am a fan of World of Warcraft, the online MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing [...]