Tuvalu Looks To Upload Nation Into The Metaverse

The Pacific Island nation plans to create a digital clone of itself, recreating islands and monuments and conserving its history and culture as rising sea levels threaten to submerge the country.

The Metaverse Is Already Here

Facebook is building Metaverse - a virtual-reality space, or an alternative economy or world in which users can interact with other users within a persistent computer-generated environment.

Soon we may be working with avatars or digital twins

The future of work may look a lot like science fiction in a few years as advances in augmented and virtual reality as well as 5G and 6G wireless technologies revolutionize the way we interact with one another digitally.

The World's Biggest Social Virtual Reality Gathering

Virtual Market 4, or V-Ket 4 for short, is a Japanese expo that spans 36 separate worlds contained within the VRChat ecosystem. To date, VRChat is by far the most popular and used social VR application.

Virtual reality and virtual tourism

VR tourism isn’t only about recreating a virtual version of reality that renders travel to the destination unnecessary. It can enhance tourism by allowing tourists to handle precious historical artifacts in virtual form

How AR and VR Will Shape the Future of Work and Play

After a prolonged technology “winter,” the hardware and software that power VR and AR applications are accelerating at an extraordinary rate.

China reveals world's first virtual news presenters

China's news agency has created artificial intelligence news presenters - modeled off other, real news anchors.

Ultra-light gloves let users 'touch' virtual objects

Swiss scientists have developed an ultra-light glove - weighing less than 8 grams per finger - that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects. Their system provides extremely realistic haptic feedback.

First 3D virtual online shopping

Walmart test lets customers shop a curated, virtual apartment. You can shop in VR rather than a physical store.

IMAX Opens its First European VR Experience Centre in UK

The company has also launched four pilot IMAX virtual reality (VR) experience centres in Los Angeles, New York City, Toronto and Shanghai.

Virtual Reality in Education

Virtual reality continues to make ground in education; from the world’s first VR primary school tour to an increased emphasis on experiential learning.

Inside China's first virtual reality theme park

A 134-hectare park in Guizhou, China promises 35 virtual reality attractions, from shoot-’em-up games and virtual rollercoasters to tours with interstellar aliens of the region’s most scenic spots.

New Virtual World Sansar Is Ready to Pick Up Where Second Life Left Off

A reflection on Linden Lab’s groundbreaking Second Life, and how their next project Sansar hopes to go even further.

New 3-D display takes the eye fatigue out of virtual reality

A new type of 3-D display could solve the long-standing problem eye fatigue when using VR and AR equipment by greatly improving the viewing comfort of these wearable devices.

The Making Of Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways To Mars VR Project

As NASA prepares to send the first humans to Mars, LIFE VR, TIME and 8i have collaborated and created Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars, the world’s first holographic ‘archival VR’ project.