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Good News: Virtual Reality Will Totally Let Us Feel Climate Change’s Pain

Thursday, October 27, 2016 8:51
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Because why not? A cool newish technology that is growing in usage, where you can get a viewer that works really well for $20-30, so, hey, let’s throw Hotcoldwetdry in the mix!

How Virtual Reality Can Help Us Feel the Pain of Climate Change
It’s hard to comprehend the concept of oceans getting more acidic. Unless you become the coral.

It’s not easy to get people exercised about ocean acidification. Yes, it’s a nasty consequence of climate change, a potential death sentence for oysters, clams, sea urchins and, most of all, coral. But it’s slow-motion extermination, out of sight of most humans, and that makes it difficult for us to feel much of a connection—let alone any responsibility—for the calamitous process.

Researchers at Stanford, however, believe a good way to help people become more aware of their impact on nature may lie in a particularly unnatural experience—virtual reality (VR) immersion. (snip)

The key was to have people become the coral.

Of course, there are all sorts of teachable moments. Not mentioned is the one about people taking fossil fueled trips to zoos and museums and aquariums and film festivals in fossil fueled vehicles to be whined at about ‘climate change’.


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