VIDEO: Soon, Your Sex Doll Will Have An Intelligent Conversation With You

June 11, 2015: Watch video and read article in The Huffington Post. Matt McMullen, the inventor of RealDoll, plans to incorporate robotics, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality technology into a new kind of sex doll. McMullen hopes users will be able to connect with the doll on an emotional and intellectual level, more than merely physically, although he believes it is important not to approach hyperrealism with the sex dolls so as not to blur the line between sex toy and human. What does this new technology mean for the definition of human sexuality and...

Virtual Reality Gym Brings All the Benefits of a Strenuous Gym Workout

June 11, 2015: Read article in The Guardian. German design company Hyve has created a new device called Icaros which fuses virtual reality with strenuous exercise. Wearers can experience ocean dives and interstellar flights through the VR headset, while navigating the virtual terrain using their bodies, balancing and turning with their own...

6 Amazing Uses for Virtual Reality in Business

June 4, 2015: Read article in Computer World. Virtual reality headsets could revolutionize the way people work together in the business world. Some possibilities imagined in this article include: architects virtually exploring new building designs before construction even begins, businessmen and women attending conferences virtually, and hiring managers interviewing candidates...

Getting ‘Physical’ and Emotional in Virtual Reality

June 1, 2015: Read article in NPR. In this article and accompanying talk on All Things Considered, NPR’s Aarti Shahani explores how personally we experience virtual reality and whether invasions of personal space in virtual reality can cause discomfort in the real...

7 Ways to Defy Death

The Washington Post has released an interactive online game in which players can see the ways future technological advances could help them live longer than their parents’ generation. Play the game here. See more: Genetic Literacy Project article about the new game (April 14,...