There is no doubt that DayDream is an excellent platform for entertainment, but the virtual reality platform also has great potential in the field of education. In this sense, Google has just announced an agreement with the scientific education firm Labster, through which up to thirty virtual laboratories will be created in which users can experiment.
These laboratories will be very useful for students in the field of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics for its acronym in English), and is that according to the giant, the dedication to the laboratory is as important as spending hours in the library or in class, to the point that laboratory hours are sometimes an essential requirement for many degrees of STEM. However, the difficulty of accessing laboratories is always economical, since it involves a disbursement that not all students can afford.
That is why the agreement between Google and Labster can make a lot of sense, and that is, according to the latter, students from universities, among which are the Arizona State, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Texas and McMaster University, between others have been using this type of laboratories for some time for tasks such as analyzing organisms under the microscope or sequencing the DNA.
Using VR, students can see things at a higher level, such as visiting other planets to see if it will be possible for them to house human life or not. In the absence of a time limit, students can review existing theories and try new ones without having to watch the clock. However, we must see in practice in what the agreement materializes and whether we will see the results or not.
It is clear that attending a virtual laboratory does not offer the same experience as a real one, but there is no doubt that they can be extremely useful in the study.