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Chris Milk: Virtual Reality Is About Connecting at a More Profound Level

Filmmaking and virtual reality pioneers Spike Jonze and Chris Milk speak to Vice News about the future of VR.

As Milk says, “Cinema is this empathy engine, and it allows us to feel compassion for people who are very different from us, in worlds that are very far from our own. VR takes this idea to an entirely new level. After five minutes you feel really deeply for those people in that refugee camp. What this technology is doing, fundamentally, is allowing you to feel like you’re sitting with that person. Even though your brain knows that this is all an illusion, because of how it presents itself to your consciousness, it’s so aligned to the way that you receive the real world. You come out of it feeling something deeper and connecting at a far more profound level.”

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