• Hyena Brains posted a comment on ?Virtual Reality 2 years ago

    ?Virtual Reality

    Even though VR can help people with phobias such as fear of heights or fear of spiders get over their fears, games in virtual reality are still very new and very distinguishable from reality. People with phobias may not perceive the world they are in as reality, and will not get over their fears once they have to face them in the real world.

    VR should be used more for people with mild phobias, as they will be more likely to try and face them in reality after encounters in VR. I can see people with phobias and maybe even mental disabilities getting therapeutic help through virtual reality, but more in the near future as VR gets more realistic, versatile, and cheaper for the general public.