It seems while the world has changed enormously since the industrial revolution, we haven't: we still love stories. And there's something sweet, and very human, about that.
Virtual reality can be more than a mirror that gives you a realistic simulation of the current world: it can bring the past into the present.
Developments in technologies like robotics and virtual reality are opening new possibilities for sexual experiences.
Want to travel to 1314 and see Robert the Bruce slaying an English knight? Why step this way, madam.
Tailored VR technology is helping creating digital musical instruments that musicians with disabilities can play.
Instead of holograms replacing teachers, we're seeing teachers using holograms to enhance the learning experience, particularly in disciplines such as health sciences and medicine.
Games have come a long way since their genesis in the 1970s. Today, games designers consult with ecologists and other experts to create worlds that feel alive and real.
A new virtual campus tour project in North Carolina could change the way students in rural or otherwise remote areas are able to 'see' prospective colleges without ever leaving their high schools.
Before augmented reality products and apps take over the world, they'll have to get out of their own way.
Mind wandering engages the same neural pathways used to receive stimuli from the real world, evoking emotions similar to real life. VR can elicit these same feelings.
Are you dreaming that you're awake or are you living in a computer simulation? There might be no way to be sure.
Steel roller coasters remain hugely popular. But virtual reality is becoming an increasingly important addition to the industry.
VAR is part of a wider trend of digitalisation that threatens to make football less natural and spontaneous.
360-degree cameras are one of several innovative filming technologies being applied for science education at the National University of Singapore.
We've never needed Oculus Rift to provide immersive experiences – they've been around for as long as we have.
Virtual reality, augmented reality and serious games can help train people to respond to terrorism and kidnappings.
As incidents of food-borne illnesses increase, virtual reality could help better train food hygiene
Using nanostructures on a flat piece of glass can make lenses smaller, lighter and much cheaper – while providing better image quality.
In this vision of the future, everything that we currently do in the real world – going to school, going to work, socialising, leisure – is done in a vast virtual environment.
As the internet-connected world reels from revelations about personalized manipulation based on Facebook data, a scholar of virtual reality warns there's an even bigger crisis of trust on the horizon.