You’re 40 minutes late! Because I’m BATMAN! Hi guys, my name is Ryan. What can you expect today? How about three things you probably didn’t know about VR. As soon as we hear the words “Virtual Reality”, VR-Gaming comes to mind. Oh sh*t! VR has grown to be much more than home entertainment however. For example VR-installments at airports offer fun ways to pass the time. Can’t wait to take a dip with the dolphins in some tropical ocean, but your flight doesn’t leave for another two hours? In the VR setup you can this experience without having to leave the terminal. VR is way more than just games however. Imagine you plan to move to another city or even another country and you need to find a new apartment. VR can make that process a lot easier. Rather than having to travel to look at different properties, you can simply use a virtual property showcase. Just put on your VR-headset and you can experience three-dimensional walkthroughs. That way you can have a look at many different properties virtually. Ohhhhhhhhh! And when you have found the right place to live, how about some virtual staging? With VR you can place your furniture in your empty apartment and see how it would look like. A number of companies already offer this service, for instance to plan your bathroom or kitchen. It may sound strange at first, but there are many health-care areas where VR is of great help. For example in surgery. Prospective surgeons are being prepared for emergencies by virtual brain surgery simulations. Enhancing their view on actual problems inside a patient’s body. It is now possible to plan surgical operations with much more precision than ever before. On the other hand, using VR to show and explain an imminent surgery to the patient and their families builds trust and produces a real understanding of the risks at hand. Ok let’s see what we got here. This is completely unethical. My hours are unethical. Maybe I could be a brain-surgeon! What do you think? Maybe safer for everybody if you choose to practice for a driver’s license …instead, using VR driving simulation. And I think she just had a crash… You’re 40 minutes late! Because I’m BATMAN!!! Today we’ll be discussing fears. If you are afraid, you must become what you are afraid of! So… I have to become Spiderman?! Correct! Ok… I’m afraid of heights. Should I become acrophobia? Yes! Start with this! The treatment of mental health, for example of phobias, can be improved with the use of virtual reality. As part of a new wave of cognitive and behavioural approaches VR exposure therapies help patients to overcome certain phobias in a safe environment. In the treatment of acrophobia for instance, the patient is exposed to different heights gradually which can help to relieve the anxious reactions. Hold my arm a bit tighter, like… oh my god! Do you have an example where VR made your life any easier? Maybe you’re a brain-surgeon! Tell us your opinion about VR in the comments below. Do you think it’s going to completely change our daily lives? Or will it mostly stay a gadget? Thanks for the support Wirecard! Subscribe to our channel and don’t miss out on our next video. If you enjoyed this episode, give it a thumbs up and share it and if you haven’t seen our video “the evolution of money” – which was SO MUCH work – but also – SO MUCH fun – then you can watch it here. Bye!