Tonight’s presidential debate will make its mark in history in more ways than one when Altspace VR and NBC News introduce virtual reality to the event. Expecting to foster a more “healthy political discourse,” the two companies are offering thru November a fully immersive experience with a replica NBC News Democracy Plaza at New York’s Rockefeller Center as its center stage. The idea behind this experiment in part is that virtual reality could remove distractions while creating intimate connections between viewers and various NBC journalists during debate watch parties, after parties, and other events. Users of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR or flat screen are encouraged to sign up for access.
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