The Future of Travel Has Arrived: Hotel VR

Gerd's Reads , Human Futures and AI , Travel and Tourism , Updates

Obviously, only companies with deep pockets can afford to create installations like the Teleporter; it took three months to create a 90-second experience, making it one of the most labor-intensive entertainment experiences out there. But for Marriott, the expense—which no one would disclose—is well worth it, especially as the first step toward using virtual reality for other purposes…

What will VR vacations mean for the travel and tourism industries? Will it become less important for us to physically travel to new destinations, since we will be able to view their entirety of exotic locations without leaving our living rooms? Or will our interest in unplugging from the always-on society make it more important than ever for us to travel somewhere new?

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