Dr Jordan Nguyen… virtual reality will never trump the real thing Dr Jordan Nguyen… virtual reality will never trump the real thing

VR’s place – fantasy tours

The most popular virtual reality travel experiences in the future are likely to be fantasy tours – rather than replication of real experiences, says neuroscientist and developer Dr Jordan Nguyen.

 

A keynote speaker at Luxperience in Sydney says virtual reality does allow people to taste part of the world they may not otherwise be exposed to – thus encouraging them to experience the real thing. It is also good for people who may not be able to travel due to disability. ‘But there is also the potential that it will be stereotypical. It feels flat and it is hard to feel fully immersed,’ says Nguyen. ‘There are new technologies starting to emerge that will make (virtual travel) more and more three dimensional. ‘It provides a different level of travel but it is never as good as the real thing.’

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