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Not a Video Game

A scene from Virtual Iraq Image courtesy of Skip Rizzo hide caption

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Image courtesy of Skip Rizzo

On today's show, Albert "Skip" Rizzo told us about Virtual Iraq, a virtual reality environment used to help returning soldiers deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The theory is that by immersing soldiers to virtually relive their trauma in a safe environment, you can help them better process their memories. I've watched some direct feed from Virtual Iraq. It looks like a video game, but knowing that what I'm seeing is a representation of something that might have actually happened to someone makes it feel like something else entirely.