Virtual Reality — Virtual or Real, Can you tell the difference? Part 2

There is an interesting aspect of virtual, augmented and mixed realities. Where organisations are following certain philosophy of leaving no footprints in the brain. An article published on specifies that these technologies have the potential to cause neurologic change, given the neuroplasticity of the brain and the stereoscopic 3D systems.

The remaining question is what is the type of change that these technologies could bring? An article published on addressed some of the issues derived from the use of virtual reality systems. People who experienced stress or anxiety, eyestrain, nausea and motion sickness. The article also emphasizes recent studies performed to lab rats at the UCLA Keck Center for Neurophysics which revealed negative side effects such as “cyber-sickness (symptoms that are similar to motion sickness after prolonged exposure to virtual environments)” and abnormal patterns of activity in rat brains.

I am not against this type of technology; I believe that it has great potential. Nevertheless, their impact should be studied before making available for consumers.

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