Virtual Reality and Empathy

In this TED presentation Chris Milk talks about his creation of a Virtual Reality Machine. It can help develop greater empathy in us and make us, using his term,”more human”. For me this is an innovative idea and I certainly hope he is right and wish him success in his pursuit.

I am, however,  not convinced that our society needs more “technical gadgets” to help us cultivate greater empathy. I believe if we faithfully practice the “truths” discovered by any of great religions we individually chose to follow, we would have adequate empathy.

Use the link below to watch this interesting presentation and decide for your self.:)


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