Emerging Tech

Microsoft Develops Virtual Reality For Disaster Response

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

CIO Briefing

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.

CIO Briefing

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.

Emerging Tech

Facebook Really Wants Developers to Make VR a Thing

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

Emerging Tech

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.

CIO Briefing

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.

IT Modernization

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

Emerging Tech

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.

Emerging Tech

How Virtual Reality Could Be Used to Save Lives

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

Emerging Tech

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.