Star Trek’s Captain Kirk voices concerns about virtual reality after simulating a walk on Mars

As Captain Kirk in Star Trek, William Shatner took us to places “where no man has gone before”, with stories that foreshadowed the invention of the mobile phone and tablet computers. Now, in real life, the actor is exploring virtual reality – but he wants the entertainment industry to be aware of its potential detrimental impact on vulnerable minds.

Shatner told the Guardian: “The use of technology to affect our minds is so powerful now that we need to be on guard in the future.”

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