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Virtual reality – a growing force for good?

July 11, 2019 / Henry St Leger

Virtual reality (VR) has become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional video gaming, with devices like PSVR and Oculus Go becoming more cost effective and easily accessible. However, greater research is showing us how we can use these devices for more serious plights – what if we could use VR technology to help our planet to become a better place?We’re definitely experiencing tempestuous times as a planet. Social media, a platform we’re using to exchange our views between each other at an unprecedented rate, seems to be showing us that empathy is in sharp decline. Climate change is also progressing at a speed unprecedented throughout human history, yet still struggles to be properly understood by much of the population. Poor mental health rates are on the increase, alongside a growing need to supplement traditional therapy with other treatments. What if there was a way, through utilising some of our most exciting emerging technology – virtual reality...