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Hugo Rifkind

In our virtual future, why would anyone work?

5 January 2017

3:00 PM

5 January 2017

3:00 PM

A flash of the future, over the holidays, that felt like a flash of the past. It happened on Christmas Day, just after lunch, when my father-in-law gave me a virtual reality headset. It looks like a pair of ski goggles. They used to be fearsomely expensive, but recently some bright spark came up with the idea of replacing the screen and the computing power with a slot into which you pop your phone.

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