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Virtual Experience

We don't have to miss our favorite experiences (walking along the beach) only because our physical body is transitioning towards its death.

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Virtual (reality) experiencing  will touch all human experience. Important  applications to training and to psychology are well documented . Gaming remains its most widely known application. Those whose bodies are failing at end of life will be able to virtually experience treasued times again and again with no limits. Not gaming-living their most treasured experiences.

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

Think about a loved one whose death was accompanied by their inability to attend an important family event.; or go to the beach they loved ;or climb that mountain they always talked about. What if you could have facilitated their having that experience virtually ? What if this technology aide becomes as commonplace when our bodies fail as eye glasses are when our sight needs correction?

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Wow, Barbara, way to take computer aided experiences to the next level!
Check out Shane Zhao 's post Sharing our last bowl of “long life noodles” with Grandma over WeChat and the comments there on their experience with interacting with the elderly using tech!

Again, any image you can find would really help draw readers in.

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