“When you have a listener to a podcast, you have her attention,” Bailenson said. “There’s no other sounds going through those earphones. In VR, if you want somebody to look at a specific spot at a specific time, you can’t force that.”

”VR is anarchy, people can look anywhere they want,” he added. “Film is fascism. It’s great! The director tells you where to look, when to look, and they have your attention.”

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