Silicon Valley wants you to make new friends

Silicon Valley wants you to make new friends
Silicon Valley wants you to make new friends

Widespread adoption of virtual reality may hinge on the ability of platforms to bring people together in familiar ways. Imagine being able to talk to people at a party, see a band, or network at a conference without leaving your couch. This already exists with some VR social platforms like AltspaceVR and High Fidelity. With a VR headset and an avatar, there is entire universe for you to explore. But, what can’t you do? Neha logs on to two of Silicon Valley’s growing platforms to see how real the VR connections feel.

SOURCES & FURTHER READING

Altspace VR

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High Fidelity
https://highfidelity.com/

Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab
https://vhil.stanford.edu/
VR Needs More Social survey
https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnkoetsier/2018/04/30/virtual-reality-77-of-vr-users-want-more-social-engagement-67-use-weekly-28-use-daily/#1a7641b718fc

CREDITS
Producer: Neha Shastry
Camera: Martin Bustamante, Bela Quintero, Craig Waxman
Editor: Will Colby
Research: Bela Quintero
Supervising Producer: Allison Brown

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