Global Future Council on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
As remote work and learning become the new normal and compelling use cases increase, augmented and virtual reality (VR/AR) technologies are becoming mainstream and entering daily life. Experts and stakeholders use these technologies to drive positive social action (e.g. health, arts, education); however, these technologies may lead to negative consequences (e.g. more complex data protection questions, risks of virtual harassment, safety risks). Building on its 2019 mandate and the unique 2020 situation (COVID-19), the Global Future Council on Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality will raise awareness of the promise and perils of the widespread adoption of these technologies, focusing on the fast-changing path of their spread across the globe.