Geoff Tunnicliffe: Is Virtual Reality the Next Faith Frontier?

Vive Studios Releases Feature-length Cinematic VR Experience, ‘7 Miracles’

Imagine if you could hop into a time machine and go back to the time of Christ. “7 Miracles VR,” a new virtual reality movie from HTC Vive, makes it possible. When I experienced 7 Miracles – which is amazing by the way – I started thinking about how virtual reality will change our lives, and affect our faith.

When you watch 7 Miracles VR, you’re transported into Jesus’s miracles from the Book of John. At the Wedding at Cana, you find yourself in a celebration with finely dressed guests, laughing, dancing, eating and drinking. Servants start scurrying about when they realize they’ve run out of wine.

As the miracle of water to wine unfolds, you feel like you’re right there in the action. You can turn in every direction and see the room and the people around you. You wonder if someone’s going to suddenly look over at you and say, “Hey, who’s that guy? And what are those strange clothes he’s wearing?”

If you haven’t yet seen the life of Christ in virtual reality, you need to check it out at www.7MiraclesVR.com. In addition to the Wedding at Cana, you’ll see the healing of the paralytic, raising of Lazarus, and other great moments. If you don’t have a VR headset, you can view the content on your smart phone.

So where is this new VR stuff going? Are these new technology-driven realities eventually going to replace reality itself, like we see in the movies? And how will that affect our faith?

Imagine a world where…

…You can go back in time and watch Martin Luther King Jr. or Abe Lincoln give famous speeches, or watch the building of pyramids and meet a Pharaoh.

…You can walk on the moon, or Mars, or skate around the rings of Saturn.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Geoff Tunnicliffe