HEAVEN OR HELL? Virtual reality death simulator could ‘cure society’s fear of dying’

DEATH simulators that use virtual reality headsets to create an out-of-body-experience are being used to cure people’s fear of dying.

Scientists are using the technology to make test subjects feel as though they are leaving their body.

The notion of having an out-of-body-experience and simulating death to see if there is an afterlife was recently brought to light in hit Netflix series The OA.

But this latest stunt is rooted in science.

Mel Slater and a team at University of Barcelona made 32 people feel as though the virtual reality environment seen through a head set was real.

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