Yesterday the Duchess of Sussex, patron of the National Theatre, visited the Immersive Storytelling Studio in London, where virtual reality is being used to develop new forms of storytelling. The goal is to use this technology and others to enable people to better connect and empathize with each other regardless of race, age or nationality.
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