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    God creates man. Man abandons God. Man creates an ark. God wipes the world clean with a torrential flood.

    But Dutchman Johan Huibers doesn’t think the world was ever fully cleansed. “We’re living in the end of days,” he says, so he built a replica of the Noah’s biblical ship to save us from our transgressions — sort of. Now, three years after its completion, Johan’s Ark is available to experience in virtual reality through Bible VR, an app that lets users experience live-action renditions of biblical events.

    Huibers’ pinewood ark is immense. Its hull it 95 feet wide and 75 feet tall, five decks high and longer than a football field, with a capacity for more than 5,000 people. It may not be big enough to carry Noah’s cargo but seems sufficient for the hundreds of thousands of fans who have visited it so far. Still, Huibers and the team behind Bible VR wanted to bring the ship to an even wider audience

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    “We believe in sharing the Ark experience with people around the world,” Director and co-founder of FigTree VR Pearry Teo told Digital Trends, “especially for those who may never have the chance to visit the Ark in real life. Traditional videos and pictures give merely a peek at what an amazing experience it is to be in the ark, and VR helps us accomplish that.”

    There are not a lot of options available for faith-based VR experiences but Teo thinks the medium is a great way to share biblical stories because it puts users the midst of an event they would otherwise only ever read about.

    “VR opens up new doors to learning,” he said, “making it easier if the experience is enriching, enjoyable, and safe which fosters higher level of engagement and understanding. And because VR is unique for each experience, it helps improve retention and recall making it suitable for different learning styles. This is where we believe we can help keep faith, values, and tradition alive through virtual reality.”

    Bible VR is available for free on Google Play and iTunes.

    And can also be watched directly from Youtube in the Bible VR Channel

    Source:
    Explore Replica of Noah's Ark in Virtual Reality | Digital Trends
    Last edited by Chemy JMHT; 12-01-2016 at 02:04 AM.
    11-25-2016 07:44 PM
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    I think if you are honest and open minded it's very understandable . For whatever reason the Old Testament , on which 3 major world wide faiths are based, do have in their corner is the simple facts of natural historical events to witnessed writings on both sides of things ...as Pharohonic, to Torah to Christian ... Facts are facts, which are not disputable. How and why it ended in firm philosophical belief forms is a seperate issue. The ark is explicitly laid out too exacting and well before today's immediate information or access to engineering . I think it's a marvel anyone that long ago could even imagine something functional...and science is historical. Why be so negitive. Only small minds find fault, great ones find understanding first.
    11-28-2016 01:49 PM
  3. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I think if you are honest and open minded it's very understandable . For whatever reason the Old Testament , on which 3 major world wide faiths are based, do have in their corner is the simple facts of natural historical events to witnessed writings on both sides of things ...as Pharohonic, to Torah to Christian ... Facts are facts, which are not disputable. How and why it ended in firm philosophical belief forms is a seperate issue. The ark is explicitly laid out too exacting and well before today's immediate information or access to engineering . I think it's a marvel anyone that long ago could even imagine something functional...and science is historical. Why be so negitive. Only small minds find fault, great ones find understanding first.
    Hello Clinton, welcome to the Forum.

    As stated at the bottom of the article it's from DT, in my personal opinion here we have a VR experience, no matter which religion is followed or not, that's why I shared the info.
    12-01-2016 02:06 AM

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