A Samsung Gear VR presentation at the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
A Samsung Gear VR presentation at the 2016 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. - 
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Decades after it was first introduced, virtual reality finally feels like it’s on the precipice of enormous potential. And it’s not all entertainment — VR could change the way we go to work, communicate with loved ones or train ourselves to deal with difficult situations. But that got one of our listeners wondering: Who’s thinking about the drawbacks? We put that to Jeremy Bailenson. He’s the founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab. He’s a big proponent of VR and yes, he’s been pondering the scary stuff we haven’t even thought of. He’ll make us smart about the risks and their potential solutions.

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