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Virtual Reality for Empathy and Future of Life Extension

On this podcast, Nora Young mentions "In the Eyes of the Animal" a virtual reality project from Marshmallow Laser Feast. The idea is to let you experience life in the forest through the eyes of animals (via Fast Company). Nora and Cathi chat about creative applications of VR for therapy or for empathy. There's so much about VR in the news lately, with Facebook saying it plans to continue to invest in the technology over the long term, and Netflix working with Samsung Gear on VR applications. Cathi Bond talks about the importance of recognizing our animal natures, and mentions this installation at High Park Condominiums. What uses would you like to see for VR? Meanwhile, Cathi Bond talks about Better Humans, a site she used to visit, which is now back in revitalized form, with funding from the Methuselah Foundation. Their goal is to work on healthy life extension and it's got Cathi and Nora talking about what a world of healthy old people might be like, and who might benefit if that were to come about. What do you think? [iframe style="border:none" src="http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3841998/height/100/width/480/thumbnail/no/theme/standard" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Download MP3 #VirtualReality #MarshmallowLaserFeast #BetterHumans #LifeExtension