"In 2005, artist Jennifer Kanary’s sister-in-law committed suicide while suffering from a psychotic episode. This event led Jennifer to develop Labyrinth Psychotica, an experience designed to give people more insight into how it feels to suffer through psychosis."
This is a fantastic use of technology to teach empathy. The Oculus Rift, in it’s final form, will no doubt be able to help teach and treat people with mental illness.
My heart goes out to people suffering with mental illness.
I am excited about the Oculus rift, and not for what it is being commercialized for, gaming. That only makes it available to innovators. I’m excited about what will be created from its potential.