The “overview effect” is an awareness shift experienced by astronauts when they see the Earth from space and realize how fragile it is. This is described as a profound effect leading to more conscious and caring view on our planet. Could we use immersive Virtual Reality (and some other tricks) to give people a glimpse of this experience without having to spend all the money and fossil fuel to send rockets out into space? We’ll post more infos about this project on our Virtual EarthGazing project page soon. Feel free to contact us if you’re interested in collaborating.
here’s a nice overview video of the overall topic (thanks to the planetary collective)