What is empathy?
The ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

How do you teach someone to have empathy today?
Have someone with you that can teach you what you need to learn. Go to an environment that shows you what you need to learn about so you can try to understand what another person is feeling. Look at the environment from every possible angle and put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Observe, Study, and live the experience.

How will we teach someone to have empathy in the future?
We will teach people to have empathy by using Virtual Reality which will allow a person to understand and share the feelings of another, in the state of things as they actually exist.


When does “empathy kick in”?

For most people, empathy is something that happens naturally. 

For most people, empathy is something that happens naturally.  An example of “empathy kicks in” is when you are approaching a door and you see someone else approaching the same door with their hands full of something that they are carrying.  Empathy kicks in, and you imagine how hard it will be for them to open the door carrying so much.  So you offer to hold the door open for them.  Some might say that is being polite and while that is true, it is empathy that kicks in and causes your brain to react.  “Empathy kicks in” when you imagine and understand what someone else is feeling which causes your brain to react with a feeling, that causes you to do something.


What does Amazon, NASCAR and Facebook have in common?

  • Empathy Reality™ is referred to as ER, and the Team at Empathy Reality™ believes ER will become a key component to VR which is used to teach, show, and tell people about Empathy.    
  • With VR, 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.  The days of designing products that don’t meet the special needs of an aging population will be eliminated with VR.  Using VR and Immersive Education as a tool to teach, we will be able to design better products for persons with special needs which will increase revenue for many businesses.
  • For businesses that sell on-line like Amazon, 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 sounds to have caption for the hearing impaired, and audio description for the visually impaired.  
  • 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.  While VR will allow us to create new products and allow us to become smarter and better shoppers before we buy, a 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 Denny Hamlin'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 so everyone could have experienced Peyton’s last game in their own living room.
  • With VR, Facebook 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 Big Business, and we are truly only limited by our imagination or sense of purpose.
  • The question everybody is asking is how much revenue will VR generate as the VR market grows to satisfy the demands of consumers?
  • One mathematical formula could be 75 million NASCAR fans times $1.00.
  • Another mathematical formula is 54 million Amazon Prime customer’s times $1.00.
  • Or perhaps one billion Facebook user’s times $1.00.
  • To answer the question… VR is what Amazon, NASCAR and Facebook have in common because the day is coming that they will all use it.