Could Virtual Reality Inspire Empathy for Others?

Virtual reality could allow users to step into someone else’s shoes, experiencing things like having migraines or swapping genders

 

It’s one thing to say that you can’t understand someone until you walk a mile in their shoes. It’s another thing to actually experience it. Thanks to the popularization of virtual reality platforms like the Oculus Rift, programmers are working on new “games” that take advantage of this immersive technology as a tool for inspiring empathy towards other people.

By Danny Lewis