On May 25th, 2017, bride and groom Elisa Evans and Martin Shervington will get together with friends and family at one of their favorite hangout spots: a quirky florist that doubles up as a bar in the Welsh city of Cardiff. They will then don their HMDs, and join the remainder of their guests scattered all around the globe for the world’s first official VR wedding ceremony of its kind.

“The value of VR is its ability to allow people to connect emotionally with one another,” says  Gerald Gottheil from AltspaceVR, the social platform which is facilitating this. “Other social VR events might bring people together, they’re focused on the event itself, but in a wedding the whole purpose  is to connect emotionally by showing support between friends and family.”

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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