NBC will stream the debates and other election coverage in VR, starting tonight, By Sarah Perez

Facebook is live streaming the presidential debates with help from ABC News, and Twitter this morning announced it will host its own live streams, courtesy of a Bloomberg partnership. NBC, however, in an effort out-tech them all, will instead stream the debates in virtual reality.

Welcome to the future, where watching TV is that weird thing that only grandma still does.

NBC says it’s working in partnership with AltspaceVR to launch a number of election-themed virtual reality events, starting tonight, September 21st.

At 6 PM ET, you’ll be able to “tune in” (can we still call it that?) to meet NBC’s Al Roker – well, his VR avatar – where he will debut NBC’s “Virtual Democracy Plaza.”

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