Would you use virtual reality to go back in time to correct something you thought you did wrong, if you thought it would make you feel better about it?
That's what researchers did to 32 participants, and the results indicate "time travel" via virtual reality might prove to be an effective therapy tool. We're pretty impressed doctors are finding more and more ways to utilize VR for medical use.
Also, we aren't really sure why we haven't been invited to sail on the "world's first smartship" (according to Royal Caribbean). Is it because we smell bad? It's because we smell bad, isn't it?
Tomorrow Daily 043 [mp3]: Time traveling with VR, smart cruise ships, and the Telephoto MegaFon
Here are some links and notes for all the things on the show today:
- Scientists use virtual reality to create the illusion of time travel for study participants
- Royal Caribbean's "Quantum of the Seas" smart cruise ship sets sail in November
- Fuji Xerox made a megaphone with a sniper scope for yelling at individual people from far away
- Into It: HBO's Silicon Valley and Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls for consoles
- User feedback: Your #TDBloodPaint tweets, and our Phonetographer of the Day
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