Defining Virtual Reality: Dimensions Determining Telepresence


  • The author wishes to express his gratitude to Clifford Nass for his invaluable assistance with this paper. Thanks also to Henry Breitrose, Benjamin Detenber, Gens Johnson, Shari Levine, Matthew Lombard, Geetu Melwani, Dave Voelker, and many others who read and commented on various drafts of this paper. Their insightful and thought-provoking comments were very much appreciated. Finally, thanks to Byron Reeves, whose interest in the idea of “being there” helped to motivate this discussion.