I have been interested in Virtual Reality ("VR") for a 4 or 5 years now. It's not that I am particularly tech savvy. Quite the contrary. I am interested however in the possible uses for pain relief and health and well being.
I am already quite convinced. Distraction is useful in many ways. This is especially the case when people are in pain. With VR we can transport ourselves to other worlds. Such is the power in it, this can happen so incredibly quickly.
There's more to it than distraction of course. I see ways in which entering a VR world can help us learn more about our own internal thinking and feeling processes. For my money, that is where the real benefit lies.