Normal photography just isn't good enough to capture the world for virtual reality. 360° videos are nice and all, but they're flat and lifeless compared to a proper 3D environment. Light field cameras are the next step for real-world VR, allowing light to be recorded in a more nuanced way. If you want to see the results, Google's created a VR experience using light fields and made it available on Steam.
By 2050, the world's population will top ten billion people. As industrial capitalism evolves across the globe like no time in human history, will our planet's ecosystem be able to sustain itself during this rapid transformation? Will human beings be able to support themselves with agriculture and survive on this planet, or are they doomed, like other species before them, to consume all resources and die out?