How will Virtual Reality Change our Lives?

Virtual Reality has been with us – at least as an idea – for many decades. Now the technology has come of age. So far the most obvious beneficiaries are gamers, for whom VR headsets can hugely enhance the gaming experience. But there is much more to VR than that. Facebook is investing heavily, seeing VR as a communication tool which can create a sense of proximity far beyond what you might feel speaking to someone over video. There is also evidence that VR could change not just how we go about our day-to-day lives – but also how we think. How will virtual reality change our lives?

(Photo: 3D render of man wearing virtual reality glasses surrounded by virtual data. Credit: Shutterstock)

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