Virtual Reality in the Courtroom

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Virtual reality has arrived, and its awesome. It has the potential to revolutionize the way we learn, the way we conduct business, the way we interpret medical imaging, the way we litigate, and so on.

If admitted into evidence, virtual reality would change the way we present medical imaging and present expert testimony in the courtroom. With virtual reality, jurors/judges can view in 3D reconstructed crime scenes, or even experience the event in 3D from the perspective of one of the parties or witnesses.

However, the technology’s power has the effect of skewing perceptions. Merely showing the experience from one side would be highly problematic. It would give a dishonest impression.

I have inserted four links below, if you are interested to learn more:

http://www.businessinsider.com/virtual-reality-in-the-courtroom-2016-11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEJGAgR4yFE

https://uploadvr.com/courtroom-vr/

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2933867

 

(Views are my own and do not represent the views of any organization. Originally posted on slaw.ca)

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