Virtual reality makes you more empathetic

Walking a mile in someone’s shoes is little more than a mental exercise. But what if you could literally see what someone else sees? Or hear what they hear the same way they heard it? Companies are honing in on virtual reality technology, and new form of journalism is sprouting from it. It’s called virtual reality journalism, and instead of reporters describing what happened in a far off place, people put on a head set and see and hear what happened like they were there. There’s already been a movie about the Eric Garner protests that was filmed in this style, called VICE News VR: Millions March. Immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of a conflict, or protest, evokes more emotions than if you are watching a newsreel on some screen. It brings you into what’s happening in ways that really have never been experienced, and in a medium that is really just beginning to be understood.

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Virtual reality makes you more empathetic

Walking a mile in someone’s shoes is little more than a mental exercise. But what if you could literally see what someone else sees? Or hear what they hear the same way they heard it? Companies are honing in on virtual reality technology, and new form of journalism is sprouting from it. It’s called virtual reality journalism, and instead of reporters describing what happened in a far off place, people put on a head set and see and hear what happened like they were there. There’s already been a movie about the Eric Garner protests that was filmed in this style, called VICE News VR: Millions March. Immersing yourself in the sights and sounds of a conflict, or protest, evokes more emotions than if you are watching a newsreel on some screen. It brings you into what’s happening in ways that really have never been experienced, and in a medium that is really just beginning to be understood.

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