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Virtual reality is about to go mainstream, but a lack of content threatens to hold it back

Technology is surrounding us; its surface is becoming more complex, pliable and familiar to the eye. Virtual reality is no longer creeping into the..

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The sentence in this article that caught my attention the most–other than the headline–was “VR has the potential to remake storytelling, from how we watch movies to how we play games to how we pass time while waiting for a flight.” 

The biggest message I’ve heard about content marketing for the past couple of years–or much of technical communication, for that matter–is that it’s comes down to storytelling. If you tell a good story, people will buy into it, whether it’s in print, audio, video, web, or now virtual reality.  This article seems to be heralding the call–“Technical communicators! We need you now!” Who better to be the storytellers? Who better to be the ones to help others create content strategies for future virtual content. As the article says, the sky is the limit! 
Would you want to be part of creating content for virtual reality? I think I would want to do that. What about you? Let me know what you think in the comment section below. 

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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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