Geo VR: Traveling through Geologic Time
Uploaded: May 29, 2019, 3:07 p.m. |
Modified: June 23, 2019, 11:05 a.m. |
This is our preliminary experiment in virtual reality. The user can walk around Boulder, Colorado at three different times: 66 million years ago (end of Cretaceous), 500 years after the previous scene, and 64 mya. These scenes include, respectively: fifteen minutes before the end of the age of the dinosaurs, the initial recovery of plants after the mass extinction caused by the meteor impact, and the first modern rainforest that evolved within 2 million years. These three scenes illustrate the drastic changes in life on Earth during a short two million year interval.