Reason One: Cone of Experience

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The only technology available nowadays, which is capable of covering most of the learning cone parts, is VR! You can have short manuals, pics, built-in 360 videos, and audio support, and you can see the demonstrations, and learn by example, then do it yourself. Everything is existing in one utterly immersive environment, where you are not disturbed by mobile phones, colleagues, or just awesome thoughts about your next vacations. So, you can remember 90% of the information, which can save a life, make you more efficient, boost your creativity and inspire others.

Reason Two: We Have to Welcome Generation Z

Turn your head, you probably see one of them just next to you. Digital natives can’t even imagine that there was life before the internet. Brilliant self-learners, flexible and creative, they keep life “visual, learn fast and… Short! They will not sit on the long and boring lecture and obviously will not be attentive enough to read through the long manual. And, yeah, we remember only 10% of what we read, so… They will probably remember 2–3% of all text you give. We can laugh unless it is one more crucial health&safety manual. …

Tipatat Chennavasin is a VR investor and developer. He is also a general partner and a co-founder of the Venture Reality Fund. We were lucky to interview Tipatat at the AVRA conference, where he gave a talk about virtual reality, checked out Varwin platform, and shared with us his personal experience with VR.

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What was your first encounter with VR like?

When I was little, I got to try the Aladdin ride at the Disney World and the VR arcade experiences in the 90s. Yeah, they were pretty terrible. They were cool at the time but they were just impractical, very expensive. …

Fred Volhuer is a digital entrepreneur. He is a CEO and co-founder of Atlas V, an immersive entertainment outlet. We were lucky to interview Fred during the AVRA Days conference. He shared with us his first experience with VR and his thought on the future of the VR industry.

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What was your first encounter with VR like?

I was hired as executive producer of a project that was one of the first documentaries ever done in virtual reality. That’s when I encountered VR. I was impressed, but I was more intrigued by the potential of it.

Will VR/AR eventually replace 2D screens?

I don’t believe in replacement. Books still exist, radio exists, television exists. Nothing ever replaces anything. But I do think that screens, in general, are not the best way to communicate, I think it’s better to have an environment, whenever you want to be involved in a story, why would your whole environment not change? It’s better to be immersed in the story if you want to get involved in it, right? So it’s a whole dimension of escapism. If you want to talk about something, you want the users to escape in your story, if you want them to escape it’s better if the content is all around. Screens are not the best and the ultimate way to communicate, we are born with them but I think that we are not going to die with them. …



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