Immersive Technology Could Help Change How We Work

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From the Atlantic:

What if an office could be anywhere you wanted, at any time? And what would that mean for people, countries, and even robots?

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Work and specialized labor are at the heart of many issues related to globalization, immigration, and borders: People emigrate to new countries for work, and companies are increasingly firming up their international presence and looking to make international hires. Technology allows workers to collaborate and share information in real-time, even if they’re not physically together.

Augmented reality (AR), which puts digital representations of objects into your physical space, could be the key to changing how we think about work. AR has quickly evolved from a laboratory experiment to a staple in pop culture, entertainment, and media, and 67 percentof organizations are considering incorporating it into their procedures.

During his keynote address at Facebook’s F8 developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke about a virtual reality meeting space the company developed, called Facebook Spaces.

“This virtual reality experience is going to give you a taste of what it’s like to have this real sense of presence with your friends, no matter where they are in the world, and to start interacting with all kinds of digital objects on the road to fully augmented reality,” said Zuckerberg.

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