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VR/AR News: Virtual and Augmented Reality Investment Down 36% in 2019, According to Greenlight Insights
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Total investment in virtual and augmented reality (XR) technology decreased by $1 billion in 2019, according to a new report from the XR marketing firm Greenlight Insights. Whereas total investment reached a record-breaking $2.8 billion in 2017, this figure decreased to $1.8 billion in 2019.  “After seven consecutive years of growth, venture…

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Infographic: VR Attracts More Attention, but AR Will be the Winner
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Key stats and facts regarding the global VR and AR market. Topics on display include app usage, user bases and projected revenue.

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Can “VR Sickness” Provide the Basis for a Successful Class Action or Personal Injury Lawsuit?
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“VR sickness” or “simulator sickness” is a common occurrence that is caused by factors such as a fraction-of-a-second delay in the headset display’s responses to the player’s movements while using motion-based VR experiences. While its effects are usually temporary, VR sickness can cause disorientation, vomiting, pain and suffering. Perhaps more significantly, VR…

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Eleven Crimes that Occur in Virtual Reality
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While still in the early stages of adoption, virtual reality already plays host to a range of criminal activities, from extortion and terrorism to money laundering and prostitution. The law has yet to fully catch up with crimes in virtual reality, but the types of harm that can be done in virtual…

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Quality of User Experience is Driving VR/AR Sales
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Recent sales figures and forecasts indicate that high-quality user experience is a principal factor driving VR/AR hardware sales, a fact that bodes well for the market. The Novelty is Wearing off… for the Better IDC predicts that the VR/AR market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 66.7% from 2019…

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VR, AR and Loading a C-5
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One of the earliest, and most consistent users of virtual reality has been the military. In all kinds of military jobs, VR provides a way to enhance work to make it more accurate, more efficient, and less prone to costly mistakes. One example is the work of a “loadmaster”, the person responsible…

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VR and Mental Health
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In drama, there’s this fascinating convention called The Fourth Wall. The Fourth Wall is the term used to describe the way in which the actors in a live theatrical performance pretend there’s an invisible wall between themselves and the audience. The audience can see through the pretend wall, and watch the players,…

VR and Franchise Law: Franchisee Emptor
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One of the most interesting thing about the evolution of virtual reality is the constant, ongoing interaction between this rapidly-evolving technology and business. There isn’t any template for the development of the relationship, particularly not when it takes place at such high velocity. Often the result is conflict. A perfect example is…

A Deep Dive: Law, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
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This is a sparring program, similar to the programmed reality of the Matrix. It has the same basic rules, rules like gravity. What you must learn is that these rules are no different that the rules of a computer system. Some of them can be bent. Others can be broken. Understand? -From…