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It’s Ridiculous to Use Virtual Reality to Empathize With Refugees

There is considerable enthusiasm for technologies that allow people to simulate an engagement with a physical world. It’s said that Virtual Reality will transform education, therapy, marketing, fitness, video games, and, of course, porn. And some believe it’ll make us better people. As Chris Milk puts it in his TED talk, VR is “the ultimate empathy machine.” Perhaps it can be utilized to make us care about—and help—groups such as refugees, the homeless, and those with physical and mental impairments. ….[READ]

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