Virtual Reality Lets Legally Blind Man See Clearly For The First Time

A solitary plinth stands in the center of a dark room. It is completely surrounded by glowing computer screens of various sizes. Each of these screens is a portal to a different experience, a different reality.

But, unlike most people, Jamie Soar is too awestruck to care about what lies beyond this initial loading room. Because, while most people here would be seeing a new form of media for the very first time, Jamie Soar was seeing for the very first time.

Soar suffers from a hereditary eye condition known as Retinitis Pigmentosa. In essence, it makes him debilitatingly near-sighted. On this day, however, the boggling of Soar’s eyes had nothing to do with his visual limitations and everything to do with the sight he was beholding.

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Mike Rawson

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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