Walmart Employees Say VR Training Helped Save Lives During El Paso Shooting

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Earlier this month, a deadly mass shooting took place at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, claiming the lives of 22 individuals and injuring 24 others. During an interview with Fortune , McMillan stated that members of the El Paso Walmart management team, as well as associates, felt that their experience in the companies VR training module helped them better navigate the shooting as it occurred. I’ve been to Southaven, and I went to El Paso on Tuesday [Aug.

Star Trek's Gene Roddenberry Is Finally Getting the Biopic He Deserves

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On August 19th, 1921, Eugene Wesley Roddenberry was born in El Paso, Texas. He grew up to become a member of the Air Force during World War II, a member of the LAPD afterward, and a burgeoning TV screenwriter.

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Nuclear Power Plant Uses VR For Control Room Training

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Just recently, Walmart employees credited their VR training as having helped them stay alive during the horrendous El Paso shooting that took place earlier this month. Fortum looks to VR to provide cost-effective training for its operators. VR is quickly becoming the go-to training solution for a growing number of industries.

Online sports betting has never been easier and that's sorta terrifying

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As recently as 2014, college basketball players at the University of Texas-El Paso were kicked off the team for betting on sporting events, which didn't even include games they played in.

The AR Show: Training for Quarterbacks & Walmart Clerks

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It’s also worth noting that since this episode aired, the tragic Walmart mass shooting in El Paso happened. This article features the latest episode of The AR Show. Based on a new collaboration, episode coverage now joins AR Insider’s editorial flow including narrative insights and audio. See past and future episodes here or subscribe.

The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.08.25): Lots of new VR content previewed, Sony acquires Insomniac, Matrix 4 in the works and much more!

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According to Walmart, during the El Paso shooting, Walmart employees have been able to react very well and fast to the difficult situation, because they had been trained in VR and so they knew exactly what to do in real life in a similar situation. Another hot week of Summer has just gone, with lots of my friends in real vacation and me working and only travelling vi [link] rtually in the pauses!