Fourth Industrial Revolution

What if: our virtual life overtakes our physical reality?

People try the new Sony VR headset during Sony Corporation's PlayStation 4 E3 2016 event.

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Rebecca Ivey
Head of Global Collaboration Village, World Economic Forum
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The advent of virtual and augmented reality is igniting hopes and fears about the impact of digital technology on empathy and self-reflection. What if schools, workplaces and daily social interactions were primarily virtual?

Vote in the poll below and continue the conversation on Sunday 26 June at 08:00 CEST/02:00 EST. Tune in for a livestreamed discussion that explores the possible, plausible and probable impacts of the digitization of human experience from the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2016.

This session was developed in partnership with TIME.

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