The technology of virtual reality (electronic sensors and computer-generated images) creates new ultrarealistic worlds for people to explore. Seated at computers, in theaters, and at game arcades, wearing data gloves, headsets, or visors, participants can experience cyberspace. Virtual reality is used to train doctors, astronauts, and pilots to perform complex procedures; it is also used to provide recreational outlets. However, controversial and ethical questions over the use of virtual reality have emerged.
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