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Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do

Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they’re real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism? Jeremy Bailenson explores...

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Sophia Laurenzi
Through conversations with my advisor and people in the STS Honors Program, I shifted my thesis to a more nuanced puzzle: we have so much neuroscience research that shows young adults are still developing, so why is 18 still the hard-line boundary for criminal responsibility? Why has the science not merged with the law?
Sophia Laurenzi, STS Honors Program