When Religion Enters Virtual Reality

Published by , December 19, 2016 3:37 am

(Archinet)  Reverend Christopher Benek in a recent op-ed for the Christian Post wrote, “Virtual Reality Will Enable the Next Large Revival in the Global Church”. VR offers, for some, the tantalizing idea that religious education could be spiced up for a generation raised on video games.
For Benek, the primary ecclesiastical service VR will enable is remote church attendance. He imagines that with the addition of augmented reality, or AR, a community could gather regardless of physical location. Although the pews may be mainly empty, with AR contact lenses, they would appear filled with all those who could not make it in person.

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