Why using VR to teach you to fire someone isn't completely horrible
The Daily Charge
Next up is another VR story.
This one made me feel a little uncomfortable though.
CNETs Lesley Kat has the story now about a VR company that helps train a boss how to fire Employees, because when you have to fire someone from their job, you may feel uneasy when they look you in the eye and show emotion but you can learn to develop a cold heart, thanks to Barry.
He is a virtual Senior employee that you can fire in a simulation.
Now the character's reaction can vary depending on how you handle the situation maybe he'll get angry and yell or maybe he'll calmly accept the news.
What bothers me Roger is like, in this example you have this clearly elderly guy who's close to retirement and I don't know what Barry did to deserve this.
But kind of feels like ages and when you don't know and I just don't like the idea that.
That you need to be practising to do something that is supposed to be hard because we are humans and we need to feel emotions for certain things I think you should be cold about but I don't know what's your take on this whole.
I think ironically this helps you be a little bit more theoretically it's supposed to make you more sympathetic more, I guess comforting in the situation because.
Now that I've ever had to fire someone, but I think it is maybe something you should practice so you don't come off sounding cold and detached when you're doing it because people react in different ways.
That said, like, I look Looked at the images in the video like a poor Barry.
I couldn't help me.
He's a virtual guy.
I get that, he doesn't exist but like I still couldn't feel for.
I still couldn't help it feeling for him.
I kind of understand that virtuality does have a benefit in being able to, put you in something to make you actually maybe feel.
Emotions and empathy is the word I'm looking for.
So like maybe if you don't really care about something, maybe if you have to alleviate that feel empathy.
The whole example with the old guy, I was like what's going on here?
Why do I have to practice it?
Yeah so, But you know what there could be some silver lining here.
It's only reminded me by the way that that scene it up in the air or her name Make me a female character she was practicing how to like let someone go how to terminate someone right there was a practice session with an actor and anyway went super smoothly.
But this is like the next VR version of that and it's-
Practise with a person.
Go home and invite a friend or a family member or something.
I don't know.
I feel like that's not gonna work, cuz that person isn't gonna be trained or know how to react, right?
They'll react the way they probably would, but that doesn't necessarily take into account-
They won't make you feel uncomfortable if they do.
They're not going to push those buttons.