NBC News' Virtual Reality 'Democracy Plaza' Shows Debates and More

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 23, 2016
References: nbcnews & eventmagazine
In preparation for the US elections, NBC News collaborated with AltspaceVR to create 'Democracy Plaza,' a virtual reality recreation of New York's Rockefeller Center Plaza. In this virtual space, users are able to tap into debates, question and answer sessions, as well as a few political-themed comedy events. Democracy Plaza is accessible to anyone who has access to a virtual reality headset; those who tune into the experience will be able to watch the upcoming debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, all the while interacting with other people tuning in around the world.

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