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Will commuting be obsolete in the future?


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Hi,

 

Will commuting be obsolete in the future where people instead of physically travelling to work use technology such as VR, telecommuting in the next few years


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I sure hope so! Or that commutes are hyper fast or really short distance. 



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The key technology for this is VR that is as effective as real life for business meetings.

 

Teleconferences/video conferences are just not as good as face to face meetings. 

 

Still, having everyone together builds your corporate culture and generally makes people feel more attached to their job. It also means management can look over everyone's shoulders and make sure they're working hard. So even if the communications tech is solved there will be only a slow transition away from central offices. 

 

FIVR would allow a central office where everyone just logs in from home, so that will probably be the point at which commuting starts to disappear. 

 

(assuming no other major upheavals affect things first).

 

On the plus side commuting should get quicker over time. 

 

On the downside affordable places to live will get further and further from where the Jobs are so...



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Yes. What.If covered this a few days ago. In the future; you will be able to work from anywhere.




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