Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

Because of the emerging metaverse, Jeff Weiser can work in a Parisian cafe, a spooky cave, or even thousands of feet above the Earth’s surface, depending on his mood.

A virtual reality headset is required to access Weiser’s workplace, which sits on the shores of Lake Erie in the US state of Ohio.

Most people’s conceptions of the internet’s future are still based on science fiction, but a few people outside of the gamer and techno-hipster crowds are already familiar with metaverse visions of the internet’s future. On a typical week, Weiser works with Oculus VR gear on his head for 25 to 35 hours at his Cincinnati home, where he founded a translation start-up.

Forerunners Explore the Metaverse

With the help of a virtual reality app called “Immersed,” he can shut out the distractions of the real world at home by syncing screens like his computer and smartphone. Weiser described the ergonomics as “perfect” in addition to “increased focus.” Display screens float in the air and can be scaled to any size, making them easy to see.

From the outside, Weiser appears to be speaking to himself as he taps on his keyboard. But in his virtual world, he interacts with avatars of colleagues from Argentina and Ireland. The pandemic increased the use of telework technologies, which allow colleagues in different locations to work together as teams even though they are physically separated.

Replicating face-to-face Interactions

Co-founder Florent Crivello founded Teamflow, a software company that helps workers collaborate remotely from their computers. Virtual reality headsets aren’t ready for “prime time” yet, Crivello said, adding that the metaverse is being built for work purposes. As one employee put it, “We want to meet people where they are; all of our collaboration tools are still on desktop.”

There are meeting rooms, couches, and more in Teamflow’s virtual offices.

By moving their “pawn” close to a co-“pawn,” worker’s workers are able to start a conversation with the other person and share their personal information. It is possible to hear each other in virtual reality if a microphone is attached to the person being approached. By virtue of its “persistence,” the virtual environment exists regardless of whether or not a worker is interacting with it. “It’s a defining characteristic,” he said.

When they return the next day, Teamflow users will find whatever they “wrote” on the virtual white board in the fictitious meeting room. Every day, about 1,000 employees make use of the Teamflow app.

However, after nearly going bankrupt at the tail end of 2019, virtual reality app “Immersed” claims to have attracted hundreds of thousands of new users.

It was the bottom of the valley, and we had run out of money, recalls Immersed co-founder Renji Bijoy, when asked about the adoption curve’s disillusionment phase. They all said “We’re not going anywhere” when I told them they could look for work elsewhere.

Isn’t this the real world?

In the wake of the pandemic, investors rekindled their interest in startups that are developing new ways to work remotely.

As a result of Facebook-owned Meta’s investments in Oculus and the metaverse, virtual reality gained momentum. When you put on your glasses, you feel like you’re teleporting to your virtual office, Bijoy said. Body tracking and lifelike avatars that can mimic real-world movements and gestures are two of Bijoy’s most pressing unmet needs.

It’s “much sooner than five years” away,” Bijoy predicted of such technology. In order to avoid being misunderstood, some users prefer to remain anonymous while working in virtual reality, like a New York-based graphic designer who worked six hours a day from immersive during the flu pandemic.

He made his Oculus headset more comfortable and built a virtual library in “Immersed,” complete with rustling pages and soft footsteps, in order to immerse himself in the virtual world.

Although the productivity of this New Yorker had increased, his health had deteriorated. A lack of breaks caused him to lose his bearings, and he ended up getting lost in a foreign country and time zone. As this man put it, “it was like getting slapped in the face when I took the headset off,” this experience was “jarring.” A blood test revealed that he was deficient in Vitamin D, and he suspected that spending so much time in virtual reality was a contributing factor.

By Adam

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