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  • fully articulated hand avatars, virtual auditoriums and smart glasses.

  • The financial sector is bringing the office vibe to employees homes.

  • With the help of virtual reality, 90% of employees at some of the world's biggest financial firms are now working from home, a trend that's likely to endure now.

  • Companies such as Fidelity International, You Bs and Citibank are embracing VR to resuscitate team spirit and combat zoom fatigue.

  • Developments being touted in this space include making a person's appearance more work appropriate, such as hiding gym clothes and translating riel life gestures into the virtual space like handshakes.

  • The interest in VR has given rise to a crop of startups like Gather, which provides virtual versions of physical spaces from weddings and parties to conferences and meetings.

  • Philip Wang is the co founder and CEO.

  • People have noticed that it Z actually pretty fluent to like, kind of work remotely.

  • But what's really missing is the culture aspect, right?

  • Like it feels isolating because the only time you really interacting with your co workers is just during these meetings, and so really, what having a gather office brings back is all the kinds of interactions and cohesion that you would feel being in a physical space together.

  • Going forward, VR could help firms cut down on travel and thus lower their carbon footprint.

  • It's also hoped to help with training.

  • Virtual learning courses are shown to be more effective on much cheaper than physical classrooms.

  • According to a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Immersive technology could save banks as much as $1.5 trillion by 2030 with nearly $500 billion of that coming from VR alone.

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The New Normal: Is the VR office a post-shutdown reality?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/30
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