The Shades Of Things To Come

IN THE FUTURE ENVISIONED by Planar Systems Inc. of Beaverton, Ore., and Virtual i-O of Seattle, a pair of sunglasses will take you into virtual reality. The two companies have joined forces to bring that vision to market. Planar Systems, a $78 million maker of flat-panel displays, will contribute its proprietary active-matrix electroluminescent display technology. Virtual i-O, a two-year-old private company, expects to adapt the displays to its line of virtual-reality goggles.

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