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If you roll your eyes at the mention of VR because you never found the idea of Star Trek’s holodeck or the world of The Matrix very attractive, then you’ve come to the right place. After all, VR gaming isn’t for everyone, but it turns out there’s a universe of really engaging stuff for VR-curious non-gamers. Virtual reality has come a long way since its inception in the shopping mall culture of the 90s. Today, VR is downright cool, no matter who you are or how little interest you have in technology.
Today, you can use a Quest 2 headset and immerse yourself in everything from dance parties to sculpting and painting to marveling at the most impressive scenic vistas in the world. Meditation, chess and challenges to overcome phobias are just a few of the ways VR isn’t just aimed at the kids Weird stuff† Sure, there will always be games for gamers, but the world of virtual reality has begun to expand in ways that even nana and pop-pop can get into. Here are some of our top picks for the best VR experiences for non-gamers.