Why VR?

I know that a lot of people like to play computer games in VR. But as a practical matter, I don’t know many people who use it for other purposes.

Sure, there are specialized applications that really call for it. For example, brain surgeons use it as part of pre-surgical planning to work out and practice operative paths, and I am very glad that they do.

But in the workplace you don’t tend to see offices full of people wearing VR headsets. As an item for use by millions of people, there doesn’t seem to be at the moment an application and beyond game play.

I wonder whether this is inherent in the nature of VR, or whether it will change as either technology or culture or both shift in the coming years.

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