Sanders, especially, has been making a name for himself, becoming one of the most progressive candidates on the ballot thus far. Not only has he spoken up against the Big Banks and Wall Street, but has subsequently spoken up against racism, police brutality, sexism, the wage gap, and yes, even technological unemployment. If this democratic socialist’s candidacy isn’t impressive enough, how about this: he’s now become the first ever presidential candidate to campaign in virtual reality!
Whether you agree with Bernie Sanders’ political platform or not is irrelevant. The story here is that Sanders made one of the most important political steps while moving forward, and it wasn’t even necessarily political in nature. A lot of people may not like politics, but one cannot deny that politics carries a certain amount of importance in our everyday lives. Equally, politics tend to be challenged and molded by current socio-economic and, yes even, technological conditions.
We’ve witnessed holographic protests, so why not presidential candidacy runs using virtual reality? Eventually virtual reality will become an important tool for all near-future presidents, just as the radio was for Coolidge and the TV for Truman. From campaigns to speeches, everything dealing with the U.S. president in relation to the American people will take place in virtual reality. What else can I say other than: #FeeltheBern!
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