- Want To Retire Wealthier? Start by Scanning Your Photo – WSJ.com
New ‘Virtual Reality’ Techniques Could Help Solve The Age-Old Problem of Saving for Retirement. These researchers are tapping into what is called the Proteus effect, behavioral alterations in the real world that are triggered by changes in how our bodies appear to us in a virtual world. It can be a powerful tool. Experiments have shown that if you are sent into a virtual-reality environment with a particularly good-looking “avatar,” or digital self-image, you are likely to become more sociable. Seeing your avatar exercising in a virtual world can spur you to add an hour a day to your exercise routine in the real world.
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