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Telework in metaverse precursors already a reality

Telework in metaverse precursors already a reality

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SAN FRANCISCO: Depending on his mood, Jeff Weiser settles down to work in a Parisian cafe, a mysterious cave or high above the Earth, thanks to the budding metaverse, reports AFP.  Weiser lives in the midwestern US state of Ohio but his workplace is in a faux realm accessed using virtual reality head gear.

While still the stuff of science fiction for most people, forerunners of the metaverse vision for the internet's future are already de rigueur for handfuls of people beyond the gamer and techno-hipster crowds.  

Weiser, founder of a translation start-up, spends 25 to 35 hours each week working with Oculus VR gear on his head in his home in the city of Cincinnati.

A VR application called "Immersed" lets him synch screens such as his computer and smartphone to his virtual world, shutting out distractions around him at home.

Along with "increased focus," the ergonomics are "perfect," Weiser said. Display screens hover where they are easily seen and can be changed to any size.

Weiser taps on his keyboard without seeing it, and appears from the outside to be speaking to himself.

But in his virtual world, he interacts with avatars of colleagues as far away as Argentina and Ireland.