The Virtual World Society is changing hearts and minds to build a better world. 


Connecting Hearts and Minds to Build a Better World

See how we are moving forward to establish the VWS.


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We invite you to become a founding member of the Virtual World Society during this, our inaugural year.

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Inspiration: Virtual Worlds Transforming Lives

Be inspired by the ways in which virtual worlds are helping to transform lives.

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What our survey respondents are saying…

I would like to see VR go mainstream outside of gaming (nothing against gaming!) where it really can change the world for the better.

Jason Jerald Co-founder of NextGen Interactions and author of The VR Book

I think about creating an externally-minimal, internally-maximal lifestyle through VR/AR. I think about how we're going to save the first manned mission to Mars from death from boredom with VR. Can we create an experience of social interaction, work, exercise, entertainment, etc. that is rich enough to sustain a person's creativity on a long-range trip to another planet? Can we create a BioDome for the mind?

Sean T. McBeth CTO, Highland FRS

Recent Blog Posts

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    Tom Furness, Founder of VWS, shared his “infectious optimism” for the future of VR to the Australian Broadcasting Company network. His in-depth interview covered the power of the medium and ...
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    Welcome to the Virtual World Society (VWS). As the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Virtual World Society, I want everybody joining our community to believe that their dream is possible. ...
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    The Virtual World Society is very pleased to spread the word about Virtual Reality Toronto’s (VRTO) upcoming VIRTUAL & AUGMENTED REALITY TORONTO WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO 2016 which runs ...