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CEOs Experiencing The 'Realities' Of Homelessness Through VR Is The Definition Of Out Of Touch!

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Sometimes we must walk in someone else's shoes to gain perspective. But if those shoes are too dirty and depressing to wear, walking around in virtual reality should be good enough.

That's what executives at the CEO Sleepout learned when this year's charity event used the power of VR headsets to break the cycle of homelessness!

The Australian charity initiative from the St. Vincent de Paul Society brings together Aussie CEOs every year to "sleep out" for one night and experience for themselves how the homeless live every day.

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The event rakes in money to the charity, with people able to "sponsor" one of the hundreds of CEOs roughing it through the cold with nothing but a piece of cardboard to lie on.

But one of the new additions to this year's event sparked outrage online: a virtual reality experience that allowed CEOs to "get a glimpse of the realities faced by the people who experience this every day."

The CEO Sleepout account tweeted out a video of CEOs getting a taste of homelessness through the window of their VR headsets, and Twitter users quickly harpooned organizers for being (quite literally) out of touch with reality:

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