Virtual reality headsets for work ‘could snowball’
11/03/2021 | news | business | 57
Use of the headsets by people working from home could pick up quite rapidly, a business group says.
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11/03/2021 14:57:02 2 10
bbc
Good, its about time the outdated office environment caught up with the technology that we have available
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11/03/2021 17:01:55 0 1
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All this new technology for the office, tap and go, electric cars, no cash, O.K. until the wind don't blow, and the sun don't shine, no power!!!!!
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11/03/2021 15:04:39 17 4
bbc
"We're likely to see it really take off quite quickly," .

No, like 3D TV's merely a gimmick.
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11/03/2021 15:46:43 4 2
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Apparently they can make you sick or feel nauseous when used other than short periods of time. No thanks I think I'll pass on looking like an extra from Flash Gordon......

https://www.aveleyman.com/Gallery/2017/H/22322-6420.jpg
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11/03/2021 15:08:02 3 2
bbc
When walking round my estate I did see a man, who I knows "works" from home during the hours when he works in the day, using a virtual reality headset and with the gloves on as well.
Turned out he was just playing a game and skiving.
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11/03/2021 15:13:35 9 2
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I looked up the PR company mentioned here, with people who work there quoted from and I saw on their website and their website suggests that it is looking to launch a product on the market involving the use of VR.
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11/03/2021 15:08:02 3 2
bbc
When walking round my estate I did see a man, who I knows "works" from home during the hours when he works in the day, using a virtual reality headset and with the gloves on as well.
Turned out he was just playing a game and skiving.
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11/03/2021 15:13:35 9 2
bbc
I looked up the PR company mentioned here, with people who work there quoted from and I saw on their website and their website suggests that it is looking to launch a product on the market involving the use of VR.
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11/03/2021 15:16:13 4 1
bbc
Sounds like you need a job as a journalist for the BBC. They obviously do not have any and just pluck random stories from the web.
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11/03/2021 15:13:35 9 2
bbc
I looked up the PR company mentioned here, with people who work there quoted from and I saw on their website and their website suggests that it is looking to launch a product on the market involving the use of VR.
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11/03/2021 15:16:13 4 1
bbc
Sounds like you need a job as a journalist for the BBC. They obviously do not have any and just pluck random stories from the web.
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11/03/2021 15:27:01 25 3
bbc
Virtual Reality Headset producer says "virtual reality headsets will be used more for meetings"

Its a bit like a chicken farmer saying people are eating more chicken or a holiday company saying more people are booking holidays.

Just trying to hype a business, nothing to see here!
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11/03/2021 15:39:27 7 2
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The advantage of the office is it enables collaboration and social interaction.
The advantage of virtual meeting software like Zoom is its cheap.

So the business case for buying expensive VR headsets for each member staff just so they can 'feel like' they're in the office you already rent is what?

Seems like its just a way of making a cheap solution more expensive.
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11/03/2021 15:57:55 3 2
bbc
An Oculus Quest 2 is £300 today, my office chair was £450 years ago ! Not mentioning heating, desk, coffee area ...
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12/03/2021 18:52:26 0 0
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What office? Property is the biggest scam expense there is. They will be dumped as fast as possible.

Though people will probably be able to use a screen rather than a headset. Effectively meeting in a game like environment that enables live spoken engagements with others, and visual presentations, etc. Each person can have their own avatar etc.
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11/03/2021 15:41:09 1 1
bbc
I can see a whole new field opening up for those "where there's a blame, there's a claim" legal firms. The first time someone using this kit says it's given them a stiff neck / bad back etc the lawyers will be ready to pounce. There will then be countermeasures from businesses of heaps of H&S red tape.....
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11/03/2021 15:04:39 17 4
bbc
"We're likely to see it really take off quite quickly," .

No, like 3D TV's merely a gimmick.
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11/03/2021 15:46:43 4 2
bbc
Apparently they can make you sick or feel nauseous when used other than short periods of time. No thanks I think I'll pass on looking like an extra from Flash Gordon......

https://www.aveleyman.com/Gallery/2017/H/22322-6420.jpg
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11/03/2021 20:01:25 0 1
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Completely depends on the person, and on what's being viewed. Like sea-sickness, it can sometimes take a while to get your "VR legs". Try it. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Never understood why those goggles in Flash Gordon had the display on the outside as well though...
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11/03/2021 15:47:11 2 3
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VR is massive these day's, many A+ manufacturers (Facebook, Valve, Sony), many A+ games (Half-Life, Medal Of Honor) and experiences. You can get it on consoles, pc's and standalone. I use BigScreen to socialise during lockdown. Office working/meetings could very well be the next step ...
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11/03/2021 15:47:57 6 3
bbc
I use virtual reality headsets everyday..............they are called glasses.
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11/03/2021 15:39:27 7 2
bbc
The advantage of the office is it enables collaboration and social interaction.
The advantage of virtual meeting software like Zoom is its cheap.

So the business case for buying expensive VR headsets for each member staff just so they can 'feel like' they're in the office you already rent is what?

Seems like its just a way of making a cheap solution more expensive.
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11/03/2021 15:57:55 3 2
bbc
An Oculus Quest 2 is £300 today, my office chair was £450 years ago ! Not mentioning heating, desk, coffee area ...
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11/03/2021 15:57:59 3 3
bbc
Virtual rooms you can meet up in on gaming platforms like Minecraft or Entropia Universe, maybe - it requires no additional overhead and is just a piece of software that can be deployed on worker's machines. VR for this though? It's a novelty. Costly and a gimmick, it won't take off.
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11/03/2021 16:03:15 4 1
bbc
No thank you!
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11/03/2021 16:23:37 0 2
bbc
I agree with the comment about nausea. I tried one once in a museum and felt disoriented and nauseous straightaway. Not a good idea to feel like that in a meeting.
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11/03/2021 16:28:02 1 2
bbc
Gimme VR for when the Sxxt hits the fan!
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11/03/2021 16:32:43 4 2
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Yes technology is well and good, however nothing will ever compare with a real life, physical person to person exchange.
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12/03/2021 18:46:30 1 0
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No, virtual is much better. Your physical world contact is tiny, restricted, unimaginative. Disease spreading.
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11/03/2021 16:33:02 10 2
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I love VR, but anyone who thinks it will replace Zoom for business meetings has never used a VR headset for more than 5 minutes....
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11/03/2021 16:33:48 2 2
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How's HR gonna deal with bad behaviour? Users character has glitched???
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11/03/2021 16:37:33 12 2
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I have a VR headset and they are fun for games, in short bursts. However, I don't think they should be replacing proper human interaction, and they're probably not healthy to wear for many hours a day!
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11/03/2021 16:57:09 7 3
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Businesses will not invest in the kind of machines that are required to run VR let alone invest in the VR headsets themselves. Add to that the possible injuries caused by disorientation (who would then be liable) and lost days as a result. Can't see it catching on.
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11/03/2021 14:57:02 2 10
bbc
Good, its about time the outdated office environment caught up with the technology that we have available
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11/03/2021 17:01:55 0 1
bbc
All this new technology for the office, tap and go, electric cars, no cash, O.K. until the wind don't blow, and the sun don't shine, no power!!!!!
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11/03/2021 16:58:41 4 2
bbc
Snowballs melt and disappear
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11/03/2021 18:33:04 2 1
bbc
Rain falls and the wind blows.
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11/03/2021 17:38:58 2 2
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Why bother? Most workplaces aren't grounded in reality. Oh, I get it, the virtual bit helps you to realise it doesn't exist.
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11/03/2021 17:47:58 7 2
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No thanks, work has encroached onto my life enough as it is. I don’t need my colleagues invading my home too.
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11/03/2021 17:57:50 11 3
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I have been interested in computer tech for over 30 years, and if I had a penny for every time I heard that VR was the "next big thing" I'd be a very rich man.
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11/03/2021 18:00:51 5 3
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I think, ultimately, people prefer reality, taking the good and the bad.
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11/03/2021 17:58:05 4 4
bbc
Judging by the people I've spoken to who are now back in the office, they're saying it's a relief and nice to be back.
I can see things pretty much returning to normal.
Some jobs, such as infrastructure projects, are much more efficient wihen people are on site.
But maybe it suits others to be remote.
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jjs
11/03/2021 18:00:33 8 3
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VR can make one real "sea sick". I tried it and could hardly move my head without wanting to throw up. It was the "banking" (defined as a standard aircraft motion) that was particularly nauseous.
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11/03/2021 17:57:50 11 3
bbc
I have been interested in computer tech for over 30 years, and if I had a penny for every time I heard that VR was the "next big thing" I'd be a very rich man.
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11/03/2021 18:00:51 5 3
bbc
I think, ultimately, people prefer reality, taking the good and the bad.
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11/03/2021 18:00:56 5 7
bbc
VR headsets for meetings

This isn't work it's play time. Get back to the office
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11/03/2021 18:31:29 5 2
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Ok, have you got offices open we can come and utilise?
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11/03/2021 18:06:07 3 3
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VR is the next 3D TV.
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11/03/2021 18:15:55 12 1
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Most business meetings in my long experience have included virtual reality, even before the term was invented.
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11/03/2021 18:28:08 6 1
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VR headsets

So when your really intelligent colleague asks about the elephant in the room you can have one ?
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11/03/2021 18:29:38 3 2
bbc
VR is the future but you can have a meeting in 2D.
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11/03/2021 18:00:56 5 7
bbc
VR headsets for meetings

This isn't work it's play time. Get back to the office
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11/03/2021 18:31:29 5 2
bbc
Ok, have you got offices open we can come and utilise?
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11/03/2021 16:58:41 4 2
bbc
Snowballs melt and disappear
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11/03/2021 18:33:04 2 1
bbc
Rain falls and the wind blows.
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11/03/2021 18:55:24 7 4
bbc
I've delivered VR events in libraries and there are many people who must not use VR headsets - for example people with: sight impairments, epilepsy, motion sickness, heart conditions, or if you have/recovering from flu. Also, the headsets must only be worn for maximum 10 minutes at a time so not sure how people can work with them on for long periods. You can suffer after-effects too.
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12/03/2021 13:53:52 1 0
bbc
10 minutes at a time, sounds great, keep work meetings to a minimal. I was not a fan of the idea but you have convinced me otherwise!
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11/03/2021 18:57:57 3 2
bbc
too many meaningless and unproductive 'jobs' that's the real problem in UK
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11/03/2021 19:05:27 3 1
bbc
Anyone who doubts the future of VR has never tried adult VR services.
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11/03/2021 15:46:43 4 2
bbc
Apparently they can make you sick or feel nauseous when used other than short periods of time. No thanks I think I'll pass on looking like an extra from Flash Gordon......

https://www.aveleyman.com/Gallery/2017/H/22322-6420.jpg
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11/03/2021 20:01:25 0 1
bbc
Completely depends on the person, and on what's being viewed. Like sea-sickness, it can sometimes take a while to get your "VR legs". Try it. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Never understood why those goggles in Flash Gordon had the display on the outside as well though...
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12/03/2021 12:55:35 0 0
bbc
The perversity of getting your sea legs is that the moment you get back on dry land your brain is still compensating for the sea motion so you are back to square one, having done quite a few dive liveaboards I can assure you.
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11/03/2021 20:24:07 1 2
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I’m going to wait for Virtual VR.
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11/03/2021 20:30:56 1 1
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Pretty soon we will have VR nailbars, gyms, weatherspoons and holidays in Spain. No need to go into the real world at all.
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11/03/2021 21:23:09 3 1
bbc
An AR missus would be the ultimate. Just sayin that to be provocative.
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11/03/2021 21:00:36 3 1
bbc
AR is what we should be looking for. That's what I'm looking forward to being mainstream. Having someone show me how to fix the sink without being there, or simply throwing a TV onto any wall in my house, while I learn about the inner workings of servers on my coffee table or rifle through the virtual newspaper of the day.
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11/03/2021 23:58:08 2 0
bbc
Try Utube it’s already there
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11/03/2021 20:30:56 1 1
bbc
Pretty soon we will have VR nailbars, gyms, weatherspoons and holidays in Spain. No need to go into the real world at all.
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11/03/2021 21:23:09 3 1
bbc
An AR missus would be the ultimate. Just sayin that to be provocative.
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11/03/2021 23:58:45 1 0
bbc
It’s what so many guys right arm is for
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11/03/2021 23:57:36 0 1
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Virtual head sets connected to the internet using software that is as we speak being hacked as the BBC say by China we have had various software attacks by N Korea Russia USA EU companies or their states, seems better to stop using software openly, maybe have closed loops not open to internet world wide, it’s a pain but seems hacking is soft war, you don’t trade with people your at war with
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11/03/2021 21:00:36 3 1
bbc
AR is what we should be looking for. That's what I'm looking forward to being mainstream. Having someone show me how to fix the sink without being there, or simply throwing a TV onto any wall in my house, while I learn about the inner workings of servers on my coffee table or rifle through the virtual newspaper of the day.
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11/03/2021 23:58:08 2 0
bbc
Try Utube it’s already there
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11/03/2021 21:23:09 3 1
bbc
An AR missus would be the ultimate. Just sayin that to be provocative.
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11/03/2021 23:58:45 1 0
bbc
It’s what so many guys right arm is for
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12/03/2021 00:02:46 0 1
bbc
Wonder how many companies using VR now are losing business, I changed my electric suppler because not possible to phone them, doctor same thing now gone private, go online to buy things if I need to ask and get the auto ask a question pop up, click next, whole thing is great except don’t work and not wanted by real people, by the way I sold my dot com self listing business two years ago
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12/03/2021 00:06:21 1 0
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VR headsets for work, yep that’ll work.

Within the BBC business section we have Biden signing off a relief bill why so prominent, not too sure why BBC so obsessed with all things USA whether it’s reporting on Opra or some old bloke signing something that probably is meaningless to him.
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12/03/2021 00:17:00 0 2
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Institute of directors should be in an institute if they think VR for business meetings are likely to be a reality any time soon.
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12/03/2021 07:56:45 0 0
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Anything that means we can get rid of Fiona Bruce, Laura Kuenssberg and the rest of the biased, self-opinionated trendy lefties gets my vote.
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12/03/2021 20:02:31 0 0
bbc
I'm not sure what you think a 'leftie' is, is what a 'leftie' actually is.
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11/03/2021 20:01:25 0 1
bbc
Completely depends on the person, and on what's being viewed. Like sea-sickness, it can sometimes take a while to get your "VR legs". Try it. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Never understood why those goggles in Flash Gordon had the display on the outside as well though...
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12/03/2021 12:55:35 0 0
bbc
The perversity of getting your sea legs is that the moment you get back on dry land your brain is still compensating for the sea motion so you are back to square one, having done quite a few dive liveaboards I can assure you.
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11/03/2021 18:55:24 7 4
bbc
I've delivered VR events in libraries and there are many people who must not use VR headsets - for example people with: sight impairments, epilepsy, motion sickness, heart conditions, or if you have/recovering from flu. Also, the headsets must only be worn for maximum 10 minutes at a time so not sure how people can work with them on for long periods. You can suffer after-effects too.
53
12/03/2021 13:53:52 1 0
bbc
10 minutes at a time, sounds great, keep work meetings to a minimal. I was not a fan of the idea but you have convinced me otherwise!
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12/03/2021 18:39:21 1 0
bbc
Clearly this trend is coming and as virtual reality gets ever better vast swathes of the bad old 'normal' way of life can and will advance so people stop the incessant traveling of a short unpleasant recent era. Goods, food, and anything information or entertainment travel to us. No longer are we the donkeys forced to travel to meet or collect food & goods. Or go to schools or offices. Fantastic!
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11/03/2021 16:32:43 4 2
bbc
Yes technology is well and good, however nothing will ever compare with a real life, physical person to person exchange.
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12/03/2021 18:46:30 1 0
bbc
No, virtual is much better. Your physical world contact is tiny, restricted, unimaginative. Disease spreading.
7
11/03/2021 15:39:27 7 2
bbc
The advantage of the office is it enables collaboration and social interaction.
The advantage of virtual meeting software like Zoom is its cheap.

So the business case for buying expensive VR headsets for each member staff just so they can 'feel like' they're in the office you already rent is what?

Seems like its just a way of making a cheap solution more expensive.
56
12/03/2021 18:52:26 0 0
bbc
What office? Property is the biggest scam expense there is. They will be dumped as fast as possible.

Though people will probably be able to use a screen rather than a headset. Effectively meeting in a game like environment that enables live spoken engagements with others, and visual presentations, etc. Each person can have their own avatar etc.
51
12/03/2021 07:56:45 0 0
bbc
Anything that means we can get rid of Fiona Bruce, Laura Kuenssberg and the rest of the biased, self-opinionated trendy lefties gets my vote.
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12/03/2021 20:02:31 0 0
bbc
I'm not sure what you think a 'leftie' is, is what a 'leftie' actually is.