The Virtual Reality Paradox: Oxymoron or Pleonasm?

In a public email message addressed to Wired Magazine, Nicholas Negroponte (1993) stated that “if prizes were awarded for the best oxymorons, virtual reality would certainly be a winner.” Negroponte supported his statement by referring to the neck-jerk reaction. A habit VR consumers display, in order to evaluate the response-time of the VR graphics-engine by …