The following sources were cited in SAP Digital Futures Issue 08 Virtual Reality Gets Real
TV weather reports adopted the first application of AR on TV in 1975. The term virtual reality was first coined in 1989.
Kiran Voleti, “50 Facts and Figures of Augmented Reality,” Real@Real, October 24, 2014, http://www.realareal.com/50-facts-figures-augmented-reality.
The human eye only registers 1 ten-trillionth of the electromagnetic spectrum.
“Can We Create New Senses for Humans?” TED, accessed November 18, 2015, https://www.ted.com/talks/david_eagleman_can_we_create_new_senses_for_humans?language=en.
Oculus Rift raised US$2.5 million on Kickstarter in August 2012. Facebook bought the company for $2 billion 18 months later.
Peter Diamandis, “From $2M to $2B in 18 Months: What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Oculus VR,” Huffington Post, April 14, 2014, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/peter-diamandis/from-2m-to-2b-in-18-month_b_5147883.html.
Overall, AR and VR revenues are predicted to reach $150 billion by 2020.
Tim Merel, “Augmented and Virtual Reality to Hit $150 Billion, Disrupting Mobile by 2020,” TechCrunch, April 6, 2015, http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/06/augmented-and-virtual-reality-to-hit-150-billion-by-2020/#.yyyyffi:R0vA.
By 2020,103 million automobiles could contain AR technology.
Augmented Reality: Envision a More Intelligent World (Semico Research & Consulting, October 2012), http://www.semico.com/sites/default/files/TOC_MP105-12.pdf.