With Virtual Reality being such a 'thing' nowadays, it's often easy to forget that this is actually the second resurgence of VR into the public consciousness. Horizon: Colonizing Cyberspace is a documentary about the potential of VR and it was made in 1991. That's 24 years ago. You should totally watch it.
In terms of the style and aesthetic of the documentary, it's about as 90s as it comes, but it remains a super interesting perspective on precisely what we thought about virtual reality in the 90s, and our ideas of how it might work in the future.
I find this sort of thing fascinating. Looking back at a previous generation's idea of the future is always quaint and faintly hilarious, but it's important to understand that these concepts were deadly serious. Quite often these kind of documentaries can surprise you with their accuracy in predicting the future.
In a sense the most disappointing part of this documentary is how long it took Virtual Reality to have that resurgence. It's cool to see how far we've come, but sort of depressing to see how much distance is left to travel.
Anyway, if you have the time, give this a watch. It's worth the time.
But dear God the art. Wow.