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VR will soon be so advanced that humans will CHOOSE to live in computer simulations




Tech firm AMD, that makes the chips which power PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, believes we will one day move into a virtual world.

Some people have scoffed at early VR headsets such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Samsung Gear, which are expensive and sometimes make the wearer vomit.

But AMD’s corporate vice president, Roy Taylor, took to the stage at a virtual reality conference being held in Bristol to blast any criticism and predict big things for the future.

He said: “To get to photo realism is the next big step, to get to full presence is where we need to get afterwards, when actual life will be indistinguishable from virtual reality.”

It seems far-fetched, but last year virtual reality headset sales reached almost one billion, Taylor said.

2016 saw the first virtual reality cinema, the first virtual reality surgery in London and even saw virtual reality used to settle a case in court.

"Remember Time magazine wrote in 1994 that the Internet would not take off," Taylor told an audience at Virtual Reality World Congress on Wednesday.

That said, there’s probably some way to go until we abandon the real world.

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