The idea of Virtual Reality began well before the advent of the computer,
but in dealing only with the VR in the sense in which we know it, all
its history has occurred over the past 40 years.
Reality pioneers such as Ivan Sutherland, Michael Noll, and Myron
Krueger all had their parts to play in the creation of 'modern-day'
culture and the science
fiction genre both have also had profound effects on research as
to the social implications of VR.
is a list of key dates and people who have made their mark on the virtual
reality historical timeline. Text that links
from names link to that person's email address. Links from movies link
to that movie's website.
site was published for Communication Studies 380 at the University of
Calgary, March 26, 2004