Use of virtual reality in gaming is not new. Ever since Facebook acquired Oculus, the company developing the Oculus Rift VR headset, this technology has become more popular. When it comes to the use of this technology in workplace, it might provide certain benefits. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean that virtual reality will always bring the best out of the resources. This technology might slow productivity instead of improving it. In this post we will have a look at how virtual reality might be of use in offices.
Unlimited Number of Virtual Monitors
One of the most important benefits of using virtual reality in offices is that with this technology, infinite number of virtual desktops can be created. You won’t require long cables surrounding your desk for running two desktops. You will get back your lost desk space and your work environment will be clutter free with virtual reality. With virtual reality in use, setting up monitors in the workplace will become as easy as opening a new tab on the browser.
Collaborating with Colleagues
Collaborating with colleagues working in different countries will be much easier in a virtual workplace. Rather than just having conversations on Skype or web conferences, virtual reality will make it possible for clients or business partners to stand side by side in a virtual office. You and your colleague both will be able to change your surroundings in real time.
However, projecting a person’s entire body in a virtual surrounding hasn’t yet reached perfection.
Feasibility of the Use of Virtual Reality
It is hard to work with a virtual reality system as you won’t be able to see the equipment or your hands in front of you. So, it will take some time before you can adjust to work in a virtual environment.
The use of virtual technology might be interesting, but its feasibility is not there for most businesses. The equipment related to VR is not only expensive but they are also hard to install in a physical office space. Most of the businesses will find it difficult to go through such a setup procedure.
So, while the use of virtual reality in workplace might be helpful in some ways, it has still a long way to go before the technology becomes completely feasible.
What do you think?
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