Yesterday, in Barcelona at the launch of Samsung’s new Galaxy S7, Mark Zuckerberg told the audience that virtual reality is “going to change the way we live and work and communicate.” As a result, the BBC has jumped into hyperspace today. This morning the stern John Humphrys had a vertiginous experience with a headset at a Kasabian concert, and Technology Editor Matthew Wall wrote a wide-ranging overview “Can technology help us improve upon reality?” .

Google Cardboard

A couple of weeks ago I began my own lo-tech experiment with VR when I treated myself to a Google Cardboard kit. I’ll be writing about it soon, but meanwhile if you already have Cardboard or GearVR check out this video about WildEyes, a VR project for kids based in American National Parks.

WildEyes Take a Virtual Field Trip

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