CNN has an article up on the use of Virtual Reality technologies in preventing wildfires:
As explained in the article:
“University of Central Florida (UCF) researchers want to immerse people in a virtual wildfire to encourage them to invest in prevention. The UCF research team has developed an interactive virtual reality simulation of a wildfire spreading through Volusia County. Participants will receive $100 of real money to be immersed in an environment which will cover about 30 years in an hour.”
There’s a link at the bottom of the article to the full paper in PDF format, all 92 pages of it. The pictures at the above link are taken from this paper.