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Topic Reading-Vol.3196-1/10/2021

英語で世界を知ろう!Topic Reading

2021/01/10 Topic Reading-Vol.3196-1/10/2021

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This woman left North Korea 70 years ago. Now virtual reality has helped her return

What can Virtual Reality, or VR, offer besides games? To your surprise, the technology allows medical practitioners to improve surgical skills or present their skills to learners without a living object. They can conduct live surgical experiments or procedures virtually at a scheduled time online. Also, VR can recreate one’s memory like places and scenes someone has in their mind. As a North Korean defector described her memory about the place where she used to live seven decades ago, her interviewer sketched it and have her check if the drawing was accurate. After repeating the process to make sure the created images were close enough to her memory, 3D graphic designers then used 3D modeling tools to recreate the images and brought the environment to life. Then, the defector who had never been back to her homeland saw the images through VR goggles. The result? She couldn’t stop crying. Indeed, it was like time travel for her.

Though Pyongyang is only less than 200 kilometers from Seoul, it seems farther than the other side of the world for her who fled her homeland during the Korean War.

Enjoy reading the article and learn about what VR can offer these days.

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