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 [...]