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VR ain't likely to be addictive

  • StoryFutures
  • March 31st 2019

Is VR addictive? That's what the UK government recently asked us for information on. Our responsenot really! In an article just published on the official parliament website, we argued that new technologies are often viewed with suspicion, but with time this almost always proves unwarranted (did you know that parliament voted on whether or not to curtail the original 'Space Invaders' game in 1981?). Indeed, any early intervention could act to stifle a potential £1bn economy for the UK, consisting of much more than just gaming. Rather, we are at the moment in tie when it is critically important to develop the sector by careful investment, as was exactly done by the government and the AHRC, by setting up StoryFutures.

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