Microsoft Develops Virtual Reality For Disaster Response

What's the best way to evacuate a building during an earthquake? VR can show you.

First-time Wheelchair Users Could Learn to Navigate the World Through Virtual Reality

The virtual urban environment that realistically simulates the common spatial negotiation tasks that a first-time wheelchair user might encounter.

Google Finally Admits You Don’t Need Special Hardware for Augmented Reality

The tech company officially killed the idea of special sensors for AR phones.

Can Virtual Reality Be Used to Simulate and Treat Depression?

The National Institutes of Health are looking for small businesses to furnish the virtual reality technology.

Apple’s Next iOS Will Make AR a Legitimately Cool Thing

It may well cause you to question the very nature of reality.

Robots of the Future Will Learn Just Like They Do in Star Trek’s Holodeck

When future robots enter the world, they won’t have a learning curve.

Facebook Really Wants Developers to Make VR a Thing

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has pushed VR as the future of computing.

Want to Chat with Shakespeare? AI Bots Will Soon Allow Us to Talk to the Dead

New chatbot programs are being developed to keep our knowledge active after our physical being passes away.

It’s Ridiculous to Use Virtual Reality to Empathize With Refugees

The technology isn’t the moral game-changer some make it out to be.

Virtual Reality Can Make the Pain of Surgery Easier to Bear

By distracting patients, VR could minimize the cost and risk of operations—and allow doctors to operate on patients outside the hospital.

To Hide Dismal Reality of Flying, Airlines Try Virtual Reality on Passengers

Better entertainment options could distract cramped passengers from the pains of traveling economy.

Why Virtual Reality May Become Part of Your Job

From mock customer-service scenarios to simulations of technical procedures, VR is branching out in the workplace.

Virtual Reality Is Disorienting People Into Questioning Reality

After exploring a virtual world, some users can’t shake the unsettling sense that the actual world isn’t real, either.

How Virtual Reality Could Be Used to Save Lives

Think these technologies are too futuristic for the government? Not anymore.

Ebook: 2017 Federal IT Trends Forecast

Hint: Expect cyber, data and emerging technologies such as virtual reality to remain in the spotlight, while areas like customer service will see less momentum.