A top technology company making virtual reality products is already planning for a time when “actual life and virtual reality are indistinguishable”.
Chip making company AMD, which runs Playstation 4 and Xbox One consoles, is banking on virtual reality taking over the 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 this week 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.”
There were almost one billion VR headset sales in 2016, but the technology needs a lot more work to feel "real"