The digital mirage of VR

The See Change

If there’s any comfort in the death drop gaping at my feet, it’s in the reminder that I’m just the latest in a long line of people to stifle a whimper in Jeremy Bailenson’s lab. For years, Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab—where Bailenson is founding director—has initiated visitors from around the world into the power of virtual reality, often with the simple task now before me: walking across a rickety plank spanning a 30-foot-deep pit. Of course, there is no plank, and there is no pit. ….[READ]

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