Japanese Dinosaur Exhibit a Virtual 'Jurassic Park'
Wearing virtual reality goggles, visitors to Chiba's eco-science event will be able to examine 45 species of over 260 3-D, nearly life-size, virtual dinosaurs, some of which will move around in a (theoretically, of course) realistic manner. The exposition will be open from July 18th to August 1st, so there's not much time before the dinosaurs become virtually extinct.
If this technology continues to evolve, other exhibit possibilities seem limitless and enthralling. While it might not be as engrossing as an actual 'Jurassic Park' (finding fossilized mosquitoes carrying dinosaur blood is pretty rare anyway), the ability to virtually witness significant moments in history (think of the Battle of Yorktown or the moon landing) should be absolutely fascinating. And, a whole lot cooler than those typical museum videos. [From: DVICE]