Virtual reality versus history

Nov 2019
2
Poland
What do you think about using VR to recreate the history?
Can VR help understand history?

What do you think about this project? Does virtual reality encourage young people to discover history?

 
Mar 2018
839
UK
People have been making paintings, theatre stages, movies and many other media to create a historical environment. VR is just the next step along. If it's done in an historically accurate way, then it provides another dimension (pun intended) with which to understand history. If it's done badly, it can be misleading.

Personally, I'm rather optimistic. I think AR in particular could be very helpful to overlay what a building originally looked like (or how it was used) on top of the real life ruins that remains. It certainly an interesting way to resolve the let-it-be vs reconstruct debate.
 
Nov 2019
2
Poland
Exactly. Ultimately, you can recreate not only places but specific events, where you would be in the center of events and you could understand this event even better.
Currently, encourage young people to read any book on a given historical issue borders on a miracle. And thanks to technology and modern approach, young people could learn more about history.

Although we live in a world where people can travel unhindered, it is still a problem for most people. And thanks to VR technology and its immersion, you will be able to learn from every corner of the world the history of a given place or event and see something that is not there.