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Virtual Reality Startups Look Back to the Future

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EyePhone virtual reality system

VPL Research demonstrated its EyePhone virtual reality system at the Texpo Telecommunications Show, in San Francisco, in 1989.

Credit: Associated Press | Jeff Reinking

It's been almost 30 years since the computer scientist Jaron Lanier formed VPL Research, the first company to sell the high-tech goggles and gloves that once defined humanity's concept of where technology might soon take our species.

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