By the 2030s, you and I could be hundreds of miles apart, and it will seem just as though we’re sitting together

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"there are even technologies that will enable us to touch one another. I actually have some patents on that. Facebook's $2 billion acquisition of Oculus Rift is just one harbinger of the coming era of virtual reality. Today the technology is not quite realistic, but by the mid-2020s, with retina-based devices transmitting images directly to your retina, similar devices in your ears and other sensors that stimulate the tactile sense, you and I could be in different locations and yet feel completely as though we're both at a table in the Taj Mahal or walking on a virtual Mediterranean beach, feeling the moist warm air on our faces."

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Submitted by AviG on Thu, 04/21/2016 - 10:55