Tag: Virtual Reality
How science is transforming entertainment
Will we have more fun in the future? By 2050 we could take holidays in space, use cyborg superpowers, and play games in super realistic VR. Here are five predictions for the future of fun…
Backlash grows against Zuckerberg stunt
Could virtual reality make us nicer? Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for a "tasteless" VR video of him touring flooded Puerto Rican streets in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Pokémon Go poised to change reality forever
All over the world, people are leaving their homes to explore their surroundings. Behind every tree, they could find a Charmander or a Jigglypuff. Could augmented reality change our lives?
Newswatch: From box office to ballot box
A UK election is looming and it’s too close to call. The Eurozone is flirting with catastrophe again. And Hollywood hopes for its biggest boom year since 1971. What else will 2015 hold?
Facebook buys into virtual reality future
The social media giant, Facebook, has paid $2bn for a company that produces virtual reality headsets. Are angry game developers right to warn that such takeovers are stifling new ideas?
Grand Theft Auto set for record-breaking launch
Midnight tonight will see the launch of GTA V, the latest in the hit game series to arrive on shelves with its addictive blend of cars, guns and murder. In the digital...
Eco-experiment turns humans into virtual cattle
A pioneering new virtual reality experiment transformed human volunteers into cows. Researchers hope that by exploiting the power of empathy they can make us better guardians of the planet.
Intergalactic economies boom in virtual worlds
Some online multiplayer games now have economies as large as a small country – and prestigious economists to run them. Is the virtual world slowly merging with reality?
Idleness matches smoking in world death rankings
Lack of physical activity now kills as many people as cigarettes, scientists have found. Fully a third of adults do almost no exercise. Is there any way of getting people moving again?