Jaron Lanier

Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist best known for coining the term "Virtual Reality". Most recently he served as Chief Scientist for Advanced Network and Services, the engineering office of Internet2, a coalition of American research universities sharing an experimental next generation network. While there, he lead the Nation Tele-immersion Initiative, which was responsible for providing the "driver" applications for Internet2. Tele-immersion is an extension of Virtual Reality, in which people in different cities are given the illusion that they are in the same room.


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