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1901L. Frank Baum's "The Master Key" Imagines a Kind of Augmented Reality November 1909An Early Sci-Fi View of the Internet and Virtual Reality 1935"Pygmalion's Spectacles," Probably the First Comprehensive and Specific Fictional Model for Virtual Reality 1938La Réalité virtuelle 1955 – 1962The Sensorama: One of the First Functioning Efforts in Virtual Reality 1960The First and Only Use of Smell-O-Vision 1968Ivan Sutherland and Bob Sproull Create the First Virtual Reality Head Mounted Display System 1968Evans & Sutherland Commercialize the Use of Computers as Simulators Circa 1975Myron Krueger's Videoplace Pioneers "Artificial Reality" 1977The Sayre Glove 1978 – 1979Early Interactive Computing and Virtual Reality 1982 – 1989The DataGlove, a Hand Gesture Interface Device 1992The First Fully Immersive Augmented Reality System June 1992Visions of a Metaverse 1994 – 1996Nintendo's "Virtual Boy": the first Mass-Produced Virtual Reality Game System 1994The First Use of Virtual Reality in a Museum or Archaeological Context December 1994"From Webspace to Cyberspace": A Pioneering Cultural and Historical Work July 1996"The Site", the First TV Show to Feature a Character Animated in Real Time November 1997"Virtual Medical Worlds" Begins Publication 2003
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"Second Life" is Launched
May 2003 – May 2009
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"Grand Text Auto" A Group Blog
June 2006
John Chambers
Like Teleporting in Star Trek
November 26, 2006
Ailin Graef
"Anshe Chung Becomes First Virtual World Millionaire"
May 30, 2007
Carl Bildt
The First Embassy of a Real Country in a Virtual World
July 2007
A virtual classroom in Second Life where players can learn new languages, among other studies
Second Life is Used for Teaching Foreign Languages
September 2007
A player's avatar stands infront of the virtual campus of Coventry University in Second Life
The First Healthcare Course Taught in Second Life
2008The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek in "Second Life" 2008 – November 18, 2013The First Virtual Currency Has a Real Value of 7 Billion Dollars March 2008Game-Based Learning for Virtual Patients June 14, 2009Employment in the Field of Simulation December 10, 2009The Film "Avatar" and Visions of Reality, Virtual and Otherwise January 4, 2010"Whatever Happened to Second Life?" November 4, 2010Kinect for Xbox is Introduced February 1, 2011The Google Art Project October 2012A 3D Virtual Reality Reader for eBooks February 23, 2013Drone Pilots Experience Stress Possibly Greater than Actual Combat Pilots April 15, 2013Google Introduces "Google Glass" Explorer Edition December 9, 2013U.S. and British Spies Infiltrated "World of Warcraft" and "Second Life" January 29, 2014"Sensory Fiction": A Kind of Virtual Reality E-Book Reading Experience March 25, 2014Facebook Acquires Oculus VR, Designer and Builder of Virtual Reality Headsets November 5, 2015The New York Times Introduces Virtual Reality into its Reporting