VR can enhance empathy A study by Stanford University finds that the use of virtual reality can induce greater compassion in people than other forms of media. A new virtual reality (VR) game developed at Stanford University – called “Becoming … Continue reading Feeling others
Why Robots That Look Too Human Make Some People Uneasy An increasing number of robots are being created and designed to work side by side with humans, in a human environment. That means robots have to be structured like a … Continue reading What does it mean to be human?
Virtual reality startup Relax VR wants to relieve stress in corporate environments The early promise of virtual reality (VR) was vast: We would be transported to new worlds and live in alternate realities. While scientists and programmers have been investigating … Continue reading How to self-manage your stress
Auschwitz, sex assault and police shootings — where virtual reality is going next The fundraiser invitation promised a night of “Cocktails and Virtual Reality.” More than 40 people crowded into a Washington rowhouse, sipping mixed drinks in Mason jars before … Continue reading Empathy for the others
Tim Cook on the Digital You In Tim Cook’s recent exclusive interview with ABC, he gave us insight into what he thinks the “digital you” will do. He specifically mentions real-time meetings in real spaces — “this gives the capability … Continue reading There are two of you
Deepak Chopra Hopes You’ll Find Your True Self in VR I’m in a vast open space under a beautiful Bodhi tree, the green-leafed branches stretching towards the heavens. I am calmed immediately, welcomed by chirping birds and nature sounds. The … Continue reading In search of your consciousness
Virtual-reality ‘assisted’ flying? Helping airline passengers experience comfort, space and altered self-perception Does this sound familiar? After a long check-in procedure you are finally sitting in your assigned seat on the aircraft. But the seat is too narrow, the foot-well is too tight, you have neighbors using both armrests, and the family with small children in the row in front increases the noise level considerably. If only there was a way to hide the environment or perhaps even create an illusion of comfort and relaxation! This illusion could soon become a reality, leading to a significant improvement of airline passenger … Continue reading Virtual flight is better