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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54658147

it can’t replace the real thing, but I can see this kind of thing taking off, particularly for people who may want to tour historic buildings, etc.

would you pay for something like this?

hspexy
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
ACR
ACR1 month ago

I wouldn't pay for it, but there are places that are closed to the public that I would be happy to view virtually. Such as Hashima Island (aka Gunkanjima) in Japan, which you can visit, but most of its closed off to the public due to safety reasons - https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@32.6280054,129.7379019,3a,75y,197.39h,109.77t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sZnzGYITlem8qsWoiuNWrjg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en

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beccatavender
beccatavender1 month ago

I think I would as I know that the National Trust and certain Museums are struggling so I would look at this like a donation. Similar to the donation I made to a couple of theatres who put things on virtually.

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laraquinn
laraquinn1 month ago

Not a bad idea at all actually.I'd definitely take a few tours.

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap1 month ago

I think sounds great give you opportunity to visit more places maybe you could still get some things from gift shop

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beccatavender
beccatavender1 month ago

When my son was younger, I used to get Gifts from https://www.nhmshop.co.uk/up-to-50-off-gifts.html?p=3 as he was obsessed with dinosaurs 🙂

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Tk3
Tk31 month ago

I don’t think it’s the same as reality. It’s as close as I guess but the whole point of tourism is to go see it in person

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Getsome
Getsome1 month ago

I think it would be quite good for certain places you not allowed to visit or places with limited visitation.

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kfe202
kfe2021 month ago

Ooh, this sounds interesting. What a cool concept! I wouldn't pay for it, though. There again, I wouldn't pay for regular travel either with the job situation as bad as it is. You're so right that lots of people may see VR travel as valuable and be willing to pay for it.

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana30 days ago

If you have a VR headset there are 360 videos on youtube of some places so you can do this for free. Lots of walking videos on youtube. I watched one yesterday going around Sorrento in 4k it wasn't 360 but its quite nice to watch as a background video while you do other things. I have a tablet on my exercise bike and often watch cycle journey videos and it almost seems like I'm cycling that journey myself on my exercise bike.

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hspexy
hspexy
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29 days ago

It’s definitely a good alternative for the moment. We are pretty lucky that we do have options to keep up entertained

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Mick82
Mick8229 days ago

As someone who hates flying this sounds pretty interesting

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit2967329 days ago

It's not as good as seeing it in real life but if it was somewhere I'd really like to see I would as I know so many places are struggling. A few quid to these now may mean that one day we'll be able to travel to see them in the future and they won't be closed off.

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