The weirdest VR experience yet could make you happier

Fast Company

You’re sitting in a virtual doctor’s office, looking across a desk at none other than Sigmund Freud. You begin to explain your problem to this representation of Freud—that you’re worried that you’re not performing well at work—as he nods empathetically. But then, before he has a chance to fully respond, the experience changes and you find yourself in Freud’s body, looking back at an avatar that’s supposed to look like you. You give yourself advice aloud, saying things you may have thought before but have never articulated like this. Then, you’re suddenly back in your own avatar, and Freud says the words you just said back to you with all the authority of the famed psychotherapist.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 836707. EIT Health is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union.