We haven't mentioned Nintendo and VR since our first gear issue back in 2020, but there are some rumblings that there is a possibility of Nintendo and Google creating a VR headset. It would be cool if this was a general purpose headset, but if this is how we get a new Zelda game set in a VR world we won't mind at all.
Getting a "classical education" in VR is an interesting offering coming from the Florida-based OptimaEd. The Florida education system is shaking things up by allowing dollars meant for public education schooling to also be spent to opt-in children for a form of remote learning that students opportunities not possible with in-person learning. This is an interesting experiment, and definitely an interesting read. Quite the interesting bold move from a state seen to be staunchly Conservative and resistant to new technology and breaking away from traditions.
This isn't the first time that VR has been featured in Nature, but it does show the importance of VR in current and future scientific research. Training, remote collaboration, real-time translation, conceptual visualization, and rapid experimentation iteration are just some of the benefits VR brings to the world, and to the scientific world this cultural shift could help inspire more people to pursue the natural sciences when picking their career.