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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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Writing an honors thesis was an exceptional opportunity to connect all the topics I had learn in class, and apply them into a year-long interdisciplinary research project, which is very closely related to technology entrepreneurship in consumer electronics. It was a way to develop skills and apply them in a very customized field of my choosing.
Lucas Agudiez Roitman, STS Honors Program