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virtual -- as in: computer's virtual world
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as in: computer's virtual world Define
something simulated by a computer
  • The flight simulator permits learning to fly in a safe virtual reality.
  • Virtual reality goggles, gloves, and a body suit helps the computer character mimic your movements.
  • And I included a photo of my student Caitlin Kelleher wearing a virtual reality headset.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Movies and magazine articles on the subject are becoming more frequent, but cases are often sensationalized, and we are too far removed to understand the virtual reality and pain of the victim child.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It

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  • A fine time for the big guys’ latest super-top-secret holographic virtual-reality system to crash.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • It used virtual reality to test what sorts of effects battle has on your body.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Determined to relax, she tried out the virtual reality goggles Mavis had given her for Christmas.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • This is virtual reality.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • The offerings on the two sets of colinked virtual reality headphones had been a shock even to Eve’s jaded system.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • Because he was a man who appreciated tradition, his personal gym was also stocked with old-fashioned free weights, incline benches, and a virtual reality system.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death

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  • The idea of a "virtual reality" such as the Metaverse is by now widespread in the computergraphics community and is being implemented in a number of different ways.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • In 2001, our team of Carnegie Mellon students proposed a project using virtual reality.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Could virtual reality dry-runs on the ground help?
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • They didn’t think I was the most important virtual reality expert in the world.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • "Would you like to write our new entry on virtual reality?" they asked.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Captain Kirk wanted to visit my virtual reality lab at Carnegie Mellon.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • My students and I worked around the clock to build a virtual reality world that resembled the bridge of the Enterprise.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • I’d become a professor at the University of Virginia, and I’d helped build a system called "Virtual Reality on Five Dollars a Day."
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • This was at a time when virtual reality experts were insisting they’d need a half-million dollars to do anything.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Not too long after, I learned that Disney Imagineering was working on a virtual reality project.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • I called Disney and explained that I was a virtual reality researcher looking for information on it.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • I asked all the virtual reality hotshots I knew to share their thoughts and questions about this Disney project.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • And my colleagues and I did our own little version of the Hewlett-Packard garage thing and hacked together a working low-budget virtual reality system.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • But sometimes when I’m in a library with the kids, I still can’t resist looking under "V" ("Virtual Reality" by yours truly) and letting them have a look.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • I just wanted the floating… "Sure," I said, but I also promised him that I’d get information about our experiment onto news Web sites, and send film of our virtual reality efforts to more mainstream journalists.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The bench adjusted to a sitting position and she was treated to virtual reality.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • I met Jai in the fall of 1998, when I was invited to give a lecture on virtual reality technology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • I had just two rules for their virtual reality worlds: No shooting violence and no pornography.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • I was especially impressed because they were programming on weak computers by Hollywood’s virtual reality standards, and they turned out these incredible gems.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • I was brought into a lab to watch students demonstrate their virtual reality projects, and I had trouble concentrating on any of them because Jai was standing there.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • (I guess I was channeling Coach Graham.) Tommy also says that he learned not just about virtual reality programming from me, but also about how work colleagues need to be like a family of sorts.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • As a designer, he did groundbreaking programming work to help make the virtual reality system more accessible to young people.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • I worked on the Aladdin virtual reality attraction then being tested at Epcot.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • The words "avatar" (in the sense used here) and "Metaverse" are my inventions, which I came up with when I decided that existing words (such as "virtual reality") were simply too awkward to use.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • The premise was not so far removed from the Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland idea of "Let’s put on a show," only it was updated for the age of computer graphics, 3-D animation and the construction of what we called "immersive (helmet-based) interactive virtual reality worlds."
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • After the first publication of Snow Crash, I learned that the term ’avatar’ has actually been in use for a number of years as part of a virtual reality system called Habitat,’ developed by F. Randall Farmer and Chip ’Morningstar.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
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as in: virtual organization Define
to almost be something; or to effectively be something without entirely being it in a traditional sense
as in: computer's virtual world Define
something simulated by a computer
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