A Visit to the Virtual World
Virtual reality, or VR, is a powerful, new technology.
VR software programs are being used in many video games. But others have been developed for education, to train doctors and in military training.
VR gives the people who use it an interactive three-dimensional experience. They can see realistic images and hear sounds that are almost like those one experiences in real life.
Khora Virtual Reality opened earlier this year in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen. It may be the first virtual reality store in the world. It is a place where people can learn about virtual reality and create and play it.
The Greek philosopher Plato used the word "Khora" to describe a place between reality and fantasy.
In the company's VR game "Cityscape Repairman," players must operate a huge urban infrastructure. Each person must take care of the city's roads and public services to continue playing.
Simon Lajboschitz is the CEO of Khora. He says the company's developers do more than create games.
"We work with artists in New York. We work with psychology. We work with the main city hospital here. We work with dementia. We work with businesses (to) tell (a) new way of telling stories..."
Morten Haulik is the company's event manager.
"Tt's super important to give people the experience of actually walking around in the world, interacting with stuff. It could be the Great Wall of China or the space station or stuff like that, but if you really need to learn something about it, you actually need to see it in real life, and touch it and interact with it."
Lajboschitz says that is what students at the University of Copenhagen experience.
"My favorite thing is showing people virtual reality and then, when they take off the goggles. It's like, ‘Whoa, I forgot that I was in this space with white walls and with people around me.' When they realize that they actually forgot that's my favorite part."
Clara Lykkegaard is a student at the university.
"I have read about virtual reality before, and I've seen others trying it, but I have never tried it myself. And it is a brand new world. It's so weird because you almost forget where you are."
Khora's leaders believe helping students get interested in this technology might persuade some of them to work in the industry, and gain a share of what is expected to be a more than $3 billion market by 2020.
I'm Lucija Millonig.
1.Virtual reality 虚拟现实
One day virtual reality will revolutionize the entertainment industry.
2.real life 现实生活
Children use fantasy to explore worrying aspects of real life.
3.public services 公共设施
The money is used by local authorities to pay for public services.
4.military training 军事训练
When I entered junior high school and had the military training.
1.Each person must take care of the city's roads and public services to continue playing.
take care of 保管；照顾
I take care of them to the best of my abilities
You have to learn to take care of your possessions.
2."My favorite thing is showing people virtual reality and then, when they take off the goggles.
take off 拿下；起飞
He took off at once and headed back to the motel
He wouldn't take his hat off.
VR软件程序被广泛用于电子游戏中 。此外，还被应用于教育、医生培训及军事演习领域 。
VR给用户带来交互式三维立体体验 。与身处现实一般，人们能够看到真实的影像，听到声音 。
今年初，科尔拉（Khora）虚拟现实商店在丹麦首都哥本哈根开业 。这是世上首家虚拟现实商店 。它能够让人们了解、创造并充分利用虚拟现实 。
在科尔拉公司的“Cityscape Repairman”VR游戏中，玩家须管理大型城市的基础设施建设 。每位玩家只有维护好城市的道路和基础设施才能继续游戏 。
西蒙·拉博斯齐（Simon Lajboschitz）是科尔拉公司的首席执行官 。他说公司的开发人员制作的不仅仅是游戏 。
“我们与纽约的艺术家共事 。我们还会涉猎一些心理学 。我们和主要的城市医院开展合作 。我们向着痴呆症方面研究 。我们甚至还会与企业合作，用全新的方式讲述故事 。”
莫顿·霍利克（Morten Haulik）是公司的策划部经理 。
“最重要的让人们产生在真实世界中行走、与外界互动的切身感受 。周遭的环境可能是中国的长城，也可能是空间站等等，如果你真的想要深入地了解一些事物，你还是得在现实生活中观察，触摸并与之互动 。”
“我非常喜欢向人们展示虚拟现实，然后，当他们摘掉护目镜 。突然大惊，‘哇，我都忘了四面是白墙，还有周遭的人群 。‘当用户身处忘我之境时，这才是我最自豪的时刻 。”
克拉拉·瑞克加德（Clara Lykkegaard）是哥本哈根大学的学生 。
“我曾经读过虚拟现实的文章，也看过其他人尝试，只是我自己从未亲身体验过 。那是个全新的世界 。居然能让人忘记身处何地真是太奇怪了 。”