'Virtually' working from home

vr headset at work

Working from home in the future could have a fun twist, too.

Dylan Hendricks, director of the Future 50 Program at Institute for the Future, who works remotely in Austin, Texas, collaborates with colleagues in other offices in a virtual reality work space.

"This is becoming much more of a practical infrastructure than people realize," he said. "You can interact with people very far away and share data."

Startup Mimesys' holographic meeting platform offers another option. In VR or augmented reality, employees can meet for discussions or interact with holographic charts, pictures and data in real time, regardless of where they live in the world.

First published May 4, 2018: 10:22 AM ET

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