Posts Tagged ‘virtual reality‘

What if Virtual Reality Makes Us Better People?

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

The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Hotel VR

Obviously, only companies with deep pockets can afford to create installations like the Teleporter; it took three months to create a 90-second experience, making it one of the most labor-intensive entertainment experiences out there. But for Marriott, the expense—which no one would disclose—is well worth

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Virtual Reality – The Verge

Imagine 10 years ago trying to envision the way we use cellphones today. It’s impossible. That’s the promise VR has today. VR at its best shouldn’t replace real life, just modify it, giving us access to so much just out of reach physically, economically. If

Inside NYC’s Bold Plan To Turn Payphones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

The contracts for New York City payphones expire on October 15, with no plans to replace them. So what can a big city do with thousands of payphone terminals? The answer might surprise you. Wi-Fi hotspots. Solar panel charging stations. Augmented reality kiosks. Read more

futurescope: My 90 year old grandmother tries the Oculus Rift From reddit: It was great watching her use it. To think she lived through the roaring 20s, the depression, and was 19 when WW2 started, and got to live long enough to use an oculus

smarterplanet: The untapped potential of augmented reality | Digital Trends It seems like augmented reality has been tipped to take off for a few years now, so where is it? Why aren’t we using it in our daily lives? Augmented reality or AR has been