Virtual reality experience forces people to lose their jobs and homes, boosts empathy

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Reading a news story about an increase in the homeless population might make you feel sad for a moment but if we're all being honest you're probably going to totally forget about it a minute or so later. We've all become quite skilled at totally separating ourselves from the plight of our fellow humans, and that's a problem that researchers from Stanford think they might be able to fix with virtual reality.

A new study by Stanford scientists focused on using VR to boost empathy by putting people in the shoes of someone who they might otherwise only read or hear about. Specifically, the used virtual reality to give everyday people a crash course in losing absolutely everything.

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