Inside Story

How will virtual reality change our lives?

Electronics giant Sony launches its new virtual-reality headset, entering a competitive market.

It’s the wave of the future that promises users an experience that’s out of this world.

Virtual reality brings users as close to the real experience as we can get without ever leaving home.
It’s a booming business.

Companies are racing to outdo each other and come up with the best technology to plunge users into an alternative world.

Sony is the latest company to unveil its newest gadget.

But beyond the fun and games, can virtual reality improve our lives?

Presenter: Hazem Sika


Benedict Moran – Independent virtual reality journalist and filmmaker

Gry Hasselbalch – cofounder, Data

Maarten Laken – Neuropsychologist specialising in virtual reality

Ousama Itani – Senior Innovation strategist, Al Jazeera