How many consumers are shopping in virtual reality and what can it offer them?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Simon Read, Senior Writer, Formative Content A third of virtual reality (VR) users have shopped with the technology in the last six months, says a survey from PwC. Retailers are being urged to respond to the “surprising reach” […]

How to address digital safety in the metaverse

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Cathy Li, Entertainment and Sport Industries, World Economic Forum & Farah Lalani, Global Coalition for Digital Safety, World Economic Forum With digital risks already being high, especially for vulnerable groups, safety risks could be more prevalent in the […]

The knotty problem of applying real-world laws to VR and AR

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Karen Silverman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Cantellus Group & Thomas A. Campbell, Founder and CEO, FutureGrasp Virtual and augmented reality technologies are evolving fast – and our legal systems are unprepared. Here’s a guide to the […]

The hidden risk of virtual reality – and what to do about it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Jessica Outlaw, Director, Outlaw Center for Immersive Behavioral Science, Concordia University & Susan Persky, Head of Immersive Virtual Environment Testing Area, National Human Genome Research Institute It seemed like a game when Riley first started the virtual reality (VR) […]

3 ways firms can master the digital challenges of the 4IR

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Algirde Pipikaite, Project Lead, Governance and Policy, World Economic Forum & William Dixon, Head of Operations, Centre for Cybersecurity, World Economic Forum As the Accenture Technology Vision holds, technology is embedded in everything we do, improving the ways we […]

5 lessons for the future success of virtual and augmented reality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sandra Lopez, Vice President, Intel & Jeremy Bailenson, Founding Director, Virtual Human Interaction Lab, Stanford University Virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) have been around for decades in university laboratories and military facilities, but in 2014 the technology turned a […]