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Could Virtual Reality Help With Multicultural Understanding?

I recently had the privilege of attending the event “Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama,” moderated by actress Reese Witherspoon. As Ms. Obama shared her story about growing up on the South Side of Chicago in the state of Illinois, progressing through her career in law and public service and eventually becoming the First Lady of the United States, she said something I will never forget: “It’s harder to hate up close.”

But as our world has supposedly become smaller through global internet connections, we’ve also experienced incredible division and an ugly surge of hatred throughout.

Why is this?


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