The Man Who Invented VR Goggles 50 Years Too Soon

Spectrum.IEEE.org reports that Hugo Gernsback believed millions yearned for his 3D TV eyeglasses.

Science fiction as we know it would not exist without Hugo Gernsback. He coined the term “science fiction” as the editor and publisher of Amazing Stories, the first magazine devoted to the burgeoning genre, which he launched in 1926. The Hugo Awards for science fiction and fantasy are named after him.

Gernsback was also an inventor whose many ideas included a “combined electric hair brush and comb,” a battery-powered handheld illuminated mirror, and a wax-impregnated fabric strip for removing excess hair. But his most arresting invention was probably his television eyeglasses [above]. A Life magazine profile of Gernsback in July 1963, when he was 78, described his “teleyeglasses”:

Read more at http://spectrum.ieee.org/geek-life/history/the-man-who-invented-vr-goggles-50-years-too-soon

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