When it comes to teaching someone what it is like to walk in someone else's shoes, empathy is the greatest tool to use.
Empathy Reality is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, in the state of things as they actually exist.
Everybody that has used VR to learn something new, knows VR is the most nimble and efficient way to learn.
With VR and Immersive Education, we can teach other people what it is like to be someone else. As an example, if you are a manufacturer making products for older adults that live in an assistive living facility, then you need VR to understand what your customers need.
For businesses that sell on-line, VR will allow you to offer your customers the closest experience of test driving a product without leaving your home or office. The VR front end menu will provide accessibility options allowing speech and sounds to have caption for the hearing impaired, and audio description for the visually impaired.
With Empathy Reality, we also think people will pay money to put on a VR headset and experience what it’s like to be a quarterback in the NFL, or a driver in a NASCAR race, or any other profession. A whole new business will emerge allowing us to purchase VR from someone else and experience what they are doing. Imagine if you could use VR and sit in any NASCAR driver’s car as you drive around a NASCAR track. You could have the experience of your life! What if VR would have been available for Peyton Manning’s last football game? Everyone could have experienced Peyton’s last game in their own living room, as he yelled out "O-ma-ha, set hut".
With VR, you can learn to have patience and be empathetic which allows you to understand what another person is experiencing from within the other person’s frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another’s shoes.
With VR, social media will be able to offer a new form of communication allowing users to experience each other’s environment, or create a virtual environment that becomes the space for a family reunion or another event.
With VR, travel agents will be able to allow potential customers to experience a destination before they buy it.
With VR, rehabilitation will have a new tool which can help speed up recovery.
The potential for VR is something that we are truly only limited by our imagination or sense of purpose.