Today I am starting a blog to discuss how VR can help erase distances and how we may tackle cultural and language barriers when travel is instant. I have spent three decades in Japan, a country that has both benefited and suffered from cultural isolation. Now that VR can open the "island nation", as the Japanese like to call it, how can people, businesses and regions overcome the fact that very few people speak English (much less any other foreign language), or are ready to communicate with people raised in vastly different cultures? What are the problems and opportunities (on both sides of the border), and how can technology help? In what way must we change our attitudes to succeed in a world where distance has ceased to exist?
This blog will hopefully be helpful to