As the Official VR System Partner of this year’s Perspectives Film Festival organized by the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information of Nanyang Technological University, Hiverlab sponsored our Storyhive multi-user immersive broadcasting system for PFF’s VR film screening. We also joined the panel discussion titled “why do we need virtual reality”. Our answer is that virtual reality, being one of the forms of immersive media, brings new possibilities for human beings to visualize the world, process information, and consume knowledge. It is hence a worth-exploring direction if we are to push the boundaries of human cognitive capacity. Why do we need virtual reality – what is your opinion?