Can Virtual Reality Keep Us Safe During Disasters?

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Screenshot of Virtual Reality Game to Prepare for Disaster

The United Nations recently commemorated the International Day for Disaster Reduction, an annual effort to raise the profile of disaster preparedness.

Sky V. King‘s insight:

Games are useful when applied to a variety of fields.  Here the United Nations uses games to help us prepare for disaster while “gamers solve decade old HIV puzzle in 10 DAYS! http://www.zmescience.com/research/studies/gamers-solve-decade-old-hiv-puzzle-in-ten-days/

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Posted on October 29, 2013, in Gamification and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I would say no to the answer in the title the reason for me saying this is due to the fact that in virtual reality your body is still in the real world. For example let’s say a famine hits the land and your mind is in virtual reality, your mind might be at ease but your physical body is being reduced to nothing without the food. My only question is if you try and make this virtual reality work how would they handle each disaster?

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