Virtual Reality vs. Simulators: Is There a Difference?

Baker, Christopher W.
January 2001
New World of Simulators: Training with Technology;2001, p36
Book Chapter
The article mentions the possibility of a convergence in the fields of virtual reality and simulators. Computers are used in both fields to present lifelike experiences and they are used for training, entertainment, and scientific exploration. The distinction between the two fields is that simulators imitate real-life systems, while virtual reality is more open-ended and is often used to study more abstract ideas.


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