What if Virtual Reality Makes Us Better People?

Culture, Philosophy, and Humanity , Digital Ethics , Gerd's Reads , Technology , Updates

Recent and ongoing research, however, has found that immersive virtual reality scenarios—digital media that enables people to virtually experience something that feels more or less real—could actually encourage “pro-social” behaviors. Virtual reality has been shown to engender racial sensitivity in participants, as well as greater empathy for those with disabilities, respect for the environment, and an increased willingness to help others.

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Gerd Leonhard


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