It's part of an online series called "Technology and Life" that will be updated with different content for the next two months.There will also be information on VR's importance in the treatment of diseases such as autism, and with visual and motor disabilities.
Moving from screen to VR invokes "presence" — the feeling of actually being in the virtual space itself.
After all, advances in sex-related technology already offer the potential for a couple in VR to engage in a physical-sexual experience.
A recent study by researchers at West Virginia University and the University of Illinois looked at first physical date success after initial contact through online dating.
In many cases, a decline in attraction occurred after the first face to face date, in spite of previously favourable online interactions.
In the video, seen here, we see them interviewed about how they have always longed to travel.
One woman emigrated from Spain when young, but has never been back.Intel has been using virtual reality to help seniors in a Brazilian home for elderly people realize their travel dreams.The project, a collaboration between Intel and online portal Razões para Acreditar (Reasons to Believe), gave VR glasses to the nursing home residents to take them to places either from their past or that they had always wanted to visit -- including Spain, Italy and Israel.Even further from reality, a Japanese gaming company reportedly offers men the chance to marry their favourite anime character in a real chapel where physical sensations such as kissing are mimicked using props while the groom carries out the actions in VR.The effect VR dating could have on our social structure is still unknown, but research into online dating offers a hint of its possible impact.It's a strange mix, because the people are physically in the same space but can only see each other and interact in VR.