Dillon Seo, CEO of Voler Creative and a co-founder of Oculus has told the audience at TechCrunch Beijing 2015 that people need to stop thinking of VR as an anti-social technology if it is to progress. 

“Think of the movie Avatar. When the main character became Avatar, he could interact and talk to people around him, which wouldn’t have been possible in the real world,” he says.

“It can also bring a sense of empathy to people. Through VR, you can feel whatever the subject is feeling,” co-founder of HTC Vive Phil Chen said on the same panel.

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Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com