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A virtual environment

is a computer running in a virtual machine environment, which is the combination of virtual machine monitor and hardware platform.
consists of a human operator, a human-machine interface, and a computer. The computer and the displays and controls in the interface are configured to immerse the operator in an environment containing three-dimensional objects with three-dimensional locations and orientations in three-dimensional space. Each virtual object has a location and orientation in the surrounding space that is independent of the operator's viewpoint, and the operator can interact with these objects in real time using a variety of motor output channels to manipulate them. The extent to which a virtual environment is designed to simulate a real environment depends on the specific application in mind.[1]

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  • Virtual Reality: Scientific and Technological Challenges, at 18.
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