New virtual reality technology promises to change the way you watch movies, play video games, and more!

During a developers conference over the weekend, Oculus Rift, a pioneer in the virtual reality field, announced its collaboration with Samsung. According to the New York Times, the Samsung Gear VR will combine Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Note 4 smartphone with Oculus software “to create a portable virtual reality experience.” Additionally, Oculus will likely release its own headset in the coming year. On radio this morning, Glenn, Pat, and Jeffy discussed the impact virtual reality devices will have on various industries.

“There is a lot of talk about something called Oculus. It's virtual reality, and it is here… [I]t is something that is game-changing to everything,” Glenn said. “This is the kind of thing that I just want to share with you… Everything that we have grown up getting used to, it's over… And it doesn't have to be a bad thing, but we have to decide where we are going as a people.”

Virtual reality technology is already having a huge impact on the gaming industry. Soon enough, the capability of this equipment will play a role in movie making, education, tourism, the way people communicate with one another, and more.

From a business perspective, Glenn could see something like Oculus being quite useful in his day-to-day life. With offices in New York City, Dallas, Texas, Los Angeles, California, Columbus, Ohio, and Washington D.C., TheBlaze could begin to eliminate the physical barriers that exist via virtual reality technology.

“Right now, everybody gets onto a plane… [to] go to wherever. With Oculus, you don't need that. You can have an Oculus room set up to where… I sit down [and] I am virtual to everybody else or they are virtual to me,” Glenn said. “And it's like I am sitting down in this conference room… You are seeing the table. You are seeing you and everybody else at the table. We are all having a conference, and it is like we're there.”

In time, virtual reality developers believe they can get the technology to a point where people are completely immersed in this alternate universe. From hearing to seeing to smelling, there could come a time in which there is no reason to take a virtual reality headset or bodysuit off.

“Imagine if you could actually see it in this kind of detail on the other side of the world. You may never get to the Great Wall of China… but if I could go through a [virtual reality] tour and I could walk it… on a stair-climbing machine – I am seeing it, smelling it, I am feeling it, what difference does it make,” Glenn asked. “The real becomes unreal. Virtual reality will become better than reality. That's the problem.”

Glenn said he spoke with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about virtual reality technology, and he is concerned about the impact it could have on ticket sales. Why would someone go through the hassle of going to a sporting event or concert, if they could enjoy a potentially better experience from the comfort of their own home?

“Here's a guy who owns the Dallas Mavericks. He said, ‘Imagine, Glenn, right now, you are going to a baseball game or basketball game and you want to be a part of the crowd. That's the thing. You go to those because you want to be part of the crowd,’” Glenn explained. “’But if I can make it an Oculus experience, how do I keep the crowd going to the baseball game or the basketball game or the concert, when going to the concert is full of all kind of hassle?’”

A similar assumption can be extended to movie viewing. The technology could get to a point where no two viewing experiences are the same.

“You know how many times you would watch your favorite movie… if movies were made in such a way – with Oculus – that we are not watching what the characters are doing necessarily on screen… It would be unbelievable, and it changes everything.”

As Jeffy and Pat explained, such customization is already happening with video games.

“They are doing that with the games now because the game learns,” Pat said. “It sees what you did the first time around, and it changes your experience the second time around and the third. So no two experiences are ever the same. Even if you get to the end of the game and win it, the next time you play it, it is a difference experience. They are already doing that.”

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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld joined Glenn on "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to talk about his new book, "The Plus: Self-Help for People Who Hate Self-Help."

Greg admits he is probably the last person who should write a self-help book. Nevertheless, he offers his offbeat advice on how to save America during what has become one of the most tumultuous times in history, as well as drinking while tweeting (spoiler: don't do it).

He also shares his "evolution" on President Donald Trump, his prediction for the election, and what it means to be an agnostic-atheist.

In this clip, Greg shares what he calls his "first great epiphany" on how dangerous cancel culture has become.

"I believe that cancel culture is the first successful work-around of the First Amendment," he said. "Because freedom of speech doesn't protect me from my career being ruined, my livelihood being destroyed, or me getting so depressed I commit suicide. Cancel culture is the first successful work-around of freedom of speech. It can oppress your speech with the scepter of destruction. We don't have freedom of speech anymore."

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Dr. Simone Gold joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Thursday to set the record straight about hydroxychloroquine -- what it is, how it works, and the real reason for all the current controversy surrounding a centuries-old medication.

Dr. Gold is a board certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York, and worked in Washington D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well for the chairman of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. She works as an emergency physician on the front lines, whether or not there is a pandemic, and her clinical work serves all Americans from urban inner city to suburban and the Native American population. Her legal practice focuses on policy issues relating to law and medicine.

She is also the founder of America's frontline doctors, a group of doctors who have been under attack this week for speaking out about hydroxychloroquine during a news conference held outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington D.C.

On the program, Dr. Gold emphasized that the controversy over hydroxychloroquine is a "complete myth."

"Hydroxychloroquine is an analogue or a derivative of quinine, which is found in tree bark. It's the most noncontroversial of medications that there is," she explained.

"It's been around for centuries and it's been FDA-approved in the modern version, called hydroxychloroquine, for 65 years. In all of that time, [doctors] used it for breast-feeding women, pregnant women, elderly, children, and immune compromised. The typical use is for years or even decades because we give it mostly to RA, rheumatoid arthritis patients and lupus patients who need to be on it, essentially, all of their life. So, we have extensive experience with it ... it's one of the most commonly used medications throughout the world."

Dr. Gold told Glenn she was surprised when the media suddenly "vomited all over hydroxychloroquine", but initially chalked it up to the left's predictable hatred for anything President Donald Trump endorses. However, when the media gave the drug Remdesivir glowing reviews, despite disappointing clinical trial results, she decided to do some research.

"[Remdesivir] certainly wasn't a fabulous drug, but the media coverage was all about how fabulous it was. At that moment, I thought that was really weird. Because it's one thing to hate hydroxychloroquine because the president [endorsed] it. But it's another thing to give a free pass to another medicine that doesn't seem that great. I thought that was really weird, so I started looking into it. And let me tell you, what I discovered was absolutely shocking," she said.

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According to the mainstream media's COVID-19 narrative, the president is "ignoring" the crisis.

On tonight's "Glenn TV" special, Glenn Beck exposes the media's last four months of political theater that has helped shape America's confusion and fear over coronavirus. And now, with a new school year looming on the horizon, the ongoing hysteria has enormous ramifications for our children, but the media is working overtime to paint the Trump administration as anti-science Neanderthals who want to send children and teachers off to die by reopening schools.

Glenn fights back with the facts and interviews the medical doctor Big Tech fears the most. Dr. Simone Gold, founder of America's Frontline Doctors, stands up to the media's smear campaign and explains why she could no longer stay silent in her fight against coronavirus fear.

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It's high time to leave the partisan politics behind and focus on the facts about face masks and whether or not they really work against COVID-19.

On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck spoke with Drs. Scott Jensen and George Rutherford about the scientific evidence that proves or disproves the effectiveness of mask wearing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Then, Dr. Karyln Borysenko joined to break down where the massive political divide over masks came from in the first place.

"I think if we were to talk about this a couple months ago, I might have said, 'Well, there's the science of masks, and there's the emotions of masks.' But, unfortunately, there's something in between," Jensen said. "I would have thought that the science of masks would have to do with the physics of masks, so I did a video a couple months ago where I talked about the pore side of a cotton mask or a surgical mask."

He explained that properly worn masks can help reduce the spread of virus particles, but cautioned against a false-sense of security when wearing a mask because they are far from providing complete protection.

"If you have a triple-ply mask, the pore size will end up being effectively five microns. And five microns, to a COVID-19 virus particle, is 50 times larger. That's approximately the same differential between the two-inch separation between the wires of a chain-link fence, and a gnat," Jensen explained.

"But now what we're seeing is if we have some collision of COVID-19 viral particles with the latticework of any mask ... if you're breathing out or breathing in and the viral particles collide with the actual latticework of a mask, I think intuitively, yes, we can reduce the amount of virus particles that are going back and forth."

Dr. Rutherford said masks are essential tools for fighting COVID-19, as long as you wear them correctly. He laid out the three main reasons he believes we should all be wearing masks.

"So, we're trying to do three things," he said. "First of all, we're trying to protect the people around you, in case you are one of the 60% of people who have asymptomatic infection and don't know it. The second thing we're trying to do is to protect you. The third thing we're trying to do is, if you get infected, you'll get infected at a lower dose, and then you're less likely to develop symptoms. That's the threefer."

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