The EON World Heritage Initiative Mark Cheben
- Anna Lejerskar
- EON Reality, Learn for Life Director
- Dan Lejerskar
- EON Reality, Chairman
- Mats Johansson
- EON Reality, CEO and President
- Tjerk Dusseldorp
- WorldSkills Foundation, Chairman
The EON World Heritage Initiative serves to capture, preserve, and share the world’s most valuable artifacts and locations through Virtual Reality. The World Heritage Initiative empowers nations to preserve their cultural artifacts and historical sites for future generations and bring these sites into classrooms and homes.
Beyond simple preservation, the World Heritage Initiative provides the opportunity for countries to restore locations and artifacts to their original glory without physically altering the objects or structures. Additionally, locations with historic significance to several cultures, like the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, could be viewed at different points in time through Virtual Reality to let a viewer experience their full historical impact.
Users can explore the history of the world and historical locations from their phones or computers.
Complex and accurate replicas of real locations can be used both as educational tools or virtual tourism to promote a nation’s culture and attract tourists. Rather than simply reading about a location, students across the world can experience famous and culturally significant locations.
From a classroom or living room, a user could travel to World Heritage sites like the Taj Mahal, Angkor Wat, Statue of Liberty, Machu Picchu, or even sites from antiquity like the Colossus of Rhodes. Also, the world’s leading museums can bring their extensive collections to global audiences through Virtual and Augmented Reality technologies.