digital nation - life on the virtual frontier

Virtual Worlds The remarkable power of alternate realities.

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A Soldier's Therapy Session

Sgt. Gerald Della Salla, a U.S. Army Reservist, goes through virtual reality therapy for PTSD.

Sgt. Gerald Della Salla recounts his experiences adjusting after coming home from Iraq.
01:18
Coming Home
Sgt. Gerald Della Salla describes the effectiveness of virtual reality therapy.
01:46
Through A Soldier's Eyes
A first-person tour through the Virtual Iraq therapy program.
2:05
Experience Virtual Iraq
01:46

Interview Highlights

Through A Soldier's Eyes

Sgt. Gerald Della Salla describes the effectiveness of virtual reality therapy.

01:18

Interview Highlights

Coming Home

Sgt. Gerald Della Salla recounts his experiences adjusting after coming home from Iraq.

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Doug's Visit to Virtual Iraq

Our correspondent Douglas Rushkoff puts on the helmet and picks up the controller.

2:08

Producers' Diary

A Memory Trigger

Digital Nation Correspondent Douglas Rushkoff describes his own experience immersed in Virtual Iraq.

2:42

Interview Highlights

A New Therapy for a New Generation

For soldiers who grew up gaming, virtual therapy may be an easier experience than sitting on a therapist's couch.

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Virtual Recovery

Master Sgt. Robert Butler, a Marine combat cameraman, recounts his struggle with PTSD and how Virtual Iraq helped.

2:05

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Experience Virtual Iraq

A first-person tour through the Virtual Iraq therapy program.

3:03

Interview Highlights

Getting on Board with VR

Albert "Skip" Rizzo, PhD., a research scientist who helped develop Virtual Iraq, tells how he became a supporter of using virtual reality for therapy.

Interviews

legoues Francoise LeGoues She spearheaded IBM's push to start holding internal meetings in Second Life.

posted February 2, 2010

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