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Vacations of the future

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Sep 5, 2016.

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    Not everyone gets Labor Day off as a holiday, but that doesn’t mean the majority of people not working have literally gone on vacation. In the future, people scheduled to work on holidays and those with the days off but not the means to go on an exotic vacation, they can pick any day to explore wonders such as the Amazon rainforest or white beaches of the Caribbean. At least, that is what Expedia claimed; by using virtual and augmented reality, people won’t even need to leave home to explore some of the world’s wonders.

    If you really are not into the idea of a stay-at-home vacation, then VR and AR could also be used in a “try before you buy” vacation scenario. That tech might also be the answer to long-distance love affairs. Some futurists, such as Google’s Dr. Ray Kurweil, have predicted, “We will spend considerable time in virtual and augmented realities allowing us to visit with each other even if hundreds of miles apart. We’ll even be able to touch each other.”

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