It might make you more empathetic — or a better football quarterback.

Earlier this week, Recode’s Mark Bergen became a football quarterback and The Verge’s Lauren Goode flew through a building.

These things didn’t really happen, but they sure felt real — and that was the point. Mark and Lauren were visiting Stanford University to better understand virtual reality. You can see what they saw on our Facebook page; they also played hockey, swam a coral reef sans scuba gear and walked a plank over a perilous pit.

On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Mark and Lauren spoke with Stanford professor Jeremy Bailenson, the director of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab, about why VR feels different from watching a movie or playing a video game.Read More