Virtual reality for presidential debates

Here’s how to fix last night’s virtual reality presidential debate

Last night, the Democratic presidential debate became the first-ever political debate (and one of the first events, period) to be streamed live in virtual reality, thanks to a collaboration between CNN and video service NextVR. As just about anyone could have predicted, the response was mixed. I spent the evening chatting with a few other VR enthusiasts on Twitter, and for a variety of reasons, not one of us managed to spend the full two-plus hours in our Gear VR headsets.But it’s possible to imagine a world where watching a debate in VR makes sense — and isn’t, as this debate was, limited to the small group of enthusiasts with a Gear VR. ….[READ]


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