Kids expected to drive VR demand as parents try to moderate health risks A solid majority of parents expect that virtual reality will help educate children but believe the technology also poses health risks, a new report from Common Sense … Continue reading Kids’ health risks
VR has a lot of parents worried about its long-term effects We know almost nothing about the long-term effects of virtual reality on kids, and that’s got some parents worried. In fact, 60 percent of parents say they’re at least … Continue reading Moderation is key
How Virtual Reality Affects Actual Reality Since tech wizard Jaron Lanier made virtual reality popular in the 1990s, many claims have been made about its transformative power. Most of these have proved to be hype and VR remained little more … Continue reading Embodied cognition
Virtual reality will make lives better … mostly There is plenty of talk about how social media, artificial intelligence and robots will change our world. Virtual reality has received less attention. Yet more than 1 million headsets were shipped in … Continue reading Managing our empathy
The very real health dangers of virtual reality Is the magical world of virtual reality arriving in your home this holiday season? You’re not alone. Statistics show that more than a million VR headsets were shipped during the third quarter … Continue reading Is VR dangerous?
How virtual reality is empowering future generations Virtual reality is one of the most immersive forms of media available. Even now, at an early stage of its lifecycle, its ability to deeply emerge people in a virtual world has garnered … Continue reading Masters of media
Taking a Million Kids on Virtual Reality Field Trips “It all started with a Hackathon,” Jennifer Holland, Google Apps for Education Program Manager tells me. In typical tech fashion, a bunch of Googlers thought it would be great to combine … Continue reading Google’s VR for students