Virtual reality creator hopes to treat anxiety attacks – Boing Boing.

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Although there are already lots of two-dimensional games aimed at healing, virtual reality offers a level of sensory immersion and escapism that could have unique therapeutic potential for dealing with anxiety, mental illness and trauma. Although there’s already a lot of doomsday fingerwagging about how VR technology will turn people into Ready Player One shut-ins, there’s also an opportunity to create profound therapeutic experiences like the one that Reid described.

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