To get rid of arachnophobia, the best way is to get up close to them. But how do you that if you are terrified of spiders?
Welcome to Spiderworld! It’s a virtual-reality experience created by scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle.
The experience lets arachnophobes face increasingly close calls with virtual spiders. Then you must face the ultimate test: reaching out to grab a virtual tarantula while you are really touching a fake furry one.
Before this virtual-reality progress wasn’t out, people weren’t able to get 5 feet (1.5 meters) of a real tarantula in a glass cage. Now people manage to get within 6 inches (15 cm.) of it. Now that’s progress!
~Why do you think people are afraid of spiders?~