You could meet colleagues in virtual reality within two years | Daily Mail

After the idea first surfaced in the 1980s, virtual reality has finally started to take off – having established its place in video gaming, social networks and even porn. Now experts say soon VR could be coming to the workplace.

Virtual business meetings will replace conference calls, as the technology has started to be tested in offices worldwide – and this could happen in the next couple of years.

Andrew Glennerster, professor of visual neuroscience at Reading University told MailOnline he is certain VR will replace conference calls in offices across the world.

‘With Facebook investing $2 billion (£1.53 billion) in VR and several new headsets coming out this year, it could be very soon, for example in the next two years,’ he said.’ ‘You will feel that you are in the same room as other people.’

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Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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