Stanford's Jeremy Bailenson Makes the Case for Virtual Reality

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Virtual reality (VR) is supposed to fully immerse a user in an alternate reality -- a football field, a precarious cliff or an exotic locale. The technology could significantly change everything from teleconferencing to treating phobias. Stanford professor Jeremy Bailenson predicts that within 5 years, VR will be almost indistinguishable from real life. Bailenson joins us to talk about his new book, "Experience on Demand," and the promises and dangers of an increasingly realistic virtual reality.

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Jeremy Bailenson, founding director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University; author, "Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do."

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