Can Virtual Reality Change Your Mind?

| January 19, 2020

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In this talk, Thong shares insights on how VR experiences are impacting training and development, health care, and even our own self perception. Virtual reality even has the capacity to create empathy and strengthen how we understand ourselves - and each other.

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Mythical is an entertainment company, lifestyle brand, and creative collective made up of passionate people brought together by their love of comedy, camaraderie, and the do-it-yourself, direct-to-fan approach to content. Its thousands of popular videos have been viewed nearly 5 billion times across the Internet. Mythical was founded by comedic duo and life-long best friends Rhett & Link, who lead the company in every endeavor.

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Will the pandemic give a boost to virtual reality?

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High-end virtual reality headsets have been available for years now. But even as the technology has improved immensely, it’s never managed to lure people away from the real world. Devices are bulky and pricey, and the VR experience often isn’t as great as its made out to be. Now with the coronavirus pandemic spreading rapidly across the globe, there’s cause to rethink VR tech. But is being cooped up at home enough to get people to turn to VR when screens often suffice for gaming and chatting?

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PlayStation VR on the PS5 could ditch Move controllers for finger-tracking

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Waylaid by Daydream VR & focused on Lens, Google far from AR glasses

Article | February 14, 2020

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Mythical is an entertainment company, lifestyle brand, and creative collective made up of passionate people brought together by their love of comedy, camaraderie, and the do-it-yourself, direct-to-fan approach to content. Its thousands of popular videos have been viewed nearly 5 billion times across the Internet. Mythical was founded by comedic duo and life-long best friends Rhett & Link, who lead the company in every endeavor.

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