Questions Raised About How We Are Using Virtual Reality

Published: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 3:49pm
Updated: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 3:58pm

Virtual reality is permeating multiple aspects of our lives — from science to medicine to sports to leisure time at home. And the technology is rapidly evolving to the point where a number of questions about how we use VR have emerged.

That has led Jim Spiegel, professor of philosophy and religion at Taylor University to produce a paper called "The Ethics of Virtual Reality Technology: Social Hazards and Public Policy Recommendations."

VR has been credited with helping scientists expand their base of knowledge, and there are a number of health applications as well.

Shayna Skolnik is with me to talk about some of those advances. She is co-founder and CEO of Navteca, a company that focuses on emerging tech.


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