As doctors begin experimenting with Virtual Reality, some surprising discoveries are being made. Dr. Kim Bullock, a neuropsychiatrist at Stanford University, has been studying VR to treat severe anxiety. It turns out that the VR treatment was having a significant (and very positive) side effect. Her patients are finding it helps with chronic pain issues.
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Emory Craig is a writer, speaker, and VR consultant with extensive experience in art, new media, and higher education. He speaks at global conferences on innovation, education, and ethical technology in the future. He has published widely and worked with the US Agency for International Development, the United Nations, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Living at the intersection of learning, games, and immersive storytelling, he is fascinated by AI-based avatars, digital twins, and the ethical implications of blurring the boundaries between the real and the virtual.