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The Grandfather of Virtual Reality and The Future of Mankind – Field of View with Tom Furness

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29 Jul 2021 | 1 min read

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Field of View simply won’t be complete without featuring one of the greatest Virtual Reality pioneers whose inventions paved the way for some of the biggest breakthroughs that made VR what it is today. Our final episode of season 1 features Thomas A. Furness III: American inventor, Professor, and Virtual Reality Pioneer based in Seattle, Washington. A true pioneer in human interface technology and the grandfather of Virtual Reality.

Listen as we journey from the beginning of Tom’s career and the beginning of VR, his dreams of space and his time in the Airforce creating the Super Cockpit Program. We learn what it means to be a teacher and mentor to the XR leaders of today and just what his point of view is on the future of XR and where we’re heading to next? Join us for a very special season finale.


What is Field of View?

The world of immersive technology is always in a constant state of flux, continuously advancing with the rule book being written by the second. We’ve teamed up with Accenture XR to explore this wonderful world, with specialists from across the world providing their insight and view on where we are heading next.

Season 2 coming soon!

About the author:

AIXR is an independent, community first, not for profit organisation that exists to support individuals and companies of all sizes as the International trade body for immersive technology industries. AIXR or, The Academy of International Extended Reality, hosts the VR Awards annually. AIXR’s mission is to support individuals and companies in the immersive industry by endorsing, inspiring, and enabling innovators through removing barriers to entry and connecting a diverse collection of trades together.

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