Can virtual reality help us empathize with whales? See for yourself.

Adrian Grenier teams up with the Lonely Whale Foundation to create a 4D experience

Technology is really a marvel. So often, as new advances come out that allow us to do things that were thought impossible in the past, we hear the phrase "The future is now." Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies like these in a video series called Future First.

Episode twelve of Future First is titled "Go Swimming With Adrian Grenier and the Whales." In it, we take a look at how the virtual reality technology is helping humans to empathize with and better understand the dangers we are posing to whales. Helping to lead the discussion is actor and Social Good Advocate for the Lonely Whale Foundation Adrian Grenier.