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Scared to death? Simulator offers virtual reality of dying01:58

Scared to death? Simulator offers virtual reality of dying

China, Beijing
April 5, 2018 at 10:00 GMT -00:00 · Published

A Chinese funeral parlour is offering a virtual reality experience of death where guests suffer a seizure at work and die after medics fail to revive them, footage filmed Wednesday shows. After viewing heaven and birds, viewers look back at their lives and experience the happy life with their family and co-worker before passing away. The immersive experience enables people to better cherish the beauty of life, according to the creators of the experience.Liao Hongning one of the engineers in Babaoshan funeral parlour in Beijing responsible for the video explained the process: "We're hoping that this story will help people realise that death is not scary, that it's a natural process. We hope that the video will help them think about death and appreciate their family, friends and colleagues a little bit more.”

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A Chinese funeral parlour is offering a virtual reality experience of death where guests suffer a seizure at work and die after medics fail to revive them, footage filmed Wednesday shows. After viewing heaven and birds, viewers look back at their lives and experience the happy life with their family and co-worker before passing away. The immersive experience enables people to better cherish the beauty of life, according to the creators of the experience.Liao Hongning one of the engineers in Babaoshan funeral parlour in Beijing responsible for the video explained the process: "We're hoping that this story will help people realise that death is not scary, that it's a natural process. We hope that the video will help them think about death and appreciate their family, friends and colleagues a little bit more.”

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