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Virtual reality is a natural fit for the tourism industry. (Photo by Vladimir GerdoTASS via Getty ... [+] Images) Vladimir Gerdo/TASS. Virtual reality and tourism are made for each other. For as long as commercial tourism has existed, it has been a primitive form of VR. In its most popular form, it involves “tourists” (as opposed to travellers or migrants) being shepherded around carefully curated landmarks, landmarks which bear only a fading historical connection to the nations in which they're physically located. In other words, tourists mostly see heavily managed, artificial environments, rather than the environments in which a nation's people live, work, play, and evolve. Likewise, vir... Full story

10 January