As hardware prices decline and compelling use cases increase, Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) technologies are becoming mainstream and entering daily life. Experts and stakeholders have begun to identify areas where these technologies can drive positive social impacts (health and education), and areas where they may lead to negative consequences (more complex data protection questions, risks of virtual harassment and safety risks). Building on its 2018 mandate, the Global Future Council on Virtual and Augmented Reality will explore and raise awareness of the positive and negative aspects of these technologies’ widespread adoption and translate dialogue from the first year of the council’s existence into tangible outputs.
Urs Gasser, Executive Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, USA
Sandra Lopez, Executive Member of the Advisory Board; Vice-President, Intel Sports, Women in Sports Technology, USA
· Danil Kerimi, Deputy Head, Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution, China, firstname.lastname@example.org
· Stéphanie Nassenstein-Zacchi, Project Lead, Design and Interaction, email@example.com