Sometimes, things aren’t what they seem. Learn more in this episode.
Slow dialog: 1:29
Fast dialog: 14:06
Tatiana: Why are you wearing those funny goggles?
Moustafa: I’m trying out a new kind of virtual reality.
Tatiana: You mean like flight simulators?
Moustafa: This is much more sophisticated. This system creates a complete sensory experience. I can see, hear, feel, and nearly taste this 3-D simulation.
Tatiana: I don’t see how it can do that.
Moustafa: With the help of these goggles and headphones, this computer program recreates what it’s like to actually be in a particular place, at a particular time. It even allows me to interact with different people and things.
Tatiana: I can see how that would be useful for gaming, but...
Moustafa: It’s not only for gaming. It’s useful for a host of other things, including relaxation. For instance, right now I’m experiencing what it’s like to be outdoors with the sun shining and the birds chirping.
Tatiana: If you open the door, you’ll see that the sun is shining and the birds are chirping.
Moustafa: Yes, but with virtual reality, I may never have to get out of this chair again. Now isn’t that progress?
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse