The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to work remotely, and it doesn’t seem like things will be going back to “normal” anytime soon. So what does the future of remote work look like?
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes that the future of working remotely is in virtual reality (VR). In Horizon Workrooms, Meta is adding a Personal Office feature, which lets you create your own custom slice of the metaverse to work in.
“One of the best things in VR is you can create environments that go beyond what’s possible in the physical world,” Zuckerberg said in the Meta Connect presentation today. “Of course, that goes for productivity setups too, so you have instant access to your perfect workspace that’s set up just how you want, no matter where you are.”
The Meta Quest Pro headset is built with work specifically in mind and starts at $1499. With this technology, you can have your own virtual office that is tailored to your needs and preferences.
The new headset, which uses an advanced mobile Snapdragon computer chip developed in partnership with Qualcomm to produce more advanced graphics, costs $1,100 than Meta’s Quest 2 headset.
The Quest Pro has enhanced touch controllers with embedded sensors, allowing for more accurate hand tracking, as well as new lenses for better reading.
The new headset contains some VR features that can blend virtual and physical elements together. Zuckerberg has touted that as an important feature in the creation of digital worlds, which refers to online universes people can access via headsets.
Here’s the full Meta Connect keynote 2022
Pretty exciting stuff! What do you think about the future of working remotely? Will you be buying a Meta Quest Pro headset? Let us know!