The Family Reunions Project goes beyond seeing photos on Facebook or calling relatives over Skype. But the project's creators were not prepared for how people would react when they put on goggles and "visited" home.
"The handwriting is already up and down the wall that we'll never have the labor force that we had before," says one farm owner from a part of California where some farms are using robots to help work the crops.
"They make me bleed inside every time I talk to them," says Saber Askar, a US citizen from Yemen, with family still in the war-torn country. "I don’t know what to do. Every time I call, I’m afraid they're not going to answer anymore."
The Yurok Tribe has lived along the Klamath River in Northern California for thousands of years, relying on the annual salmon run for food and revenue. But dams on the Klamath have created conditions for a deadly aquatic parasite that threatens to wipe out the vital Chinook salmon run.