A decrease in component prices and an increase in streamlining technology is making the line between real and virtual blurrier than ever.
Robotic vacuums and ambulatory humanoids have been an amusement for years, but they are just the first wave of autonomous mobile robots (AMR). Just as bomb disposal robots perform extremely hazardous tasks in place of people, machines using Internet of Things (IoT) technology and Virtual Reality (VR) to perform more mundane tasks will become commonplace.
Additionally, training and remote manipulation of real-world objects can be performed in VR settings using a 3D-modeled duplicate, or "virtual twin," simulating full scale interaction. Such activities will revolutionize learning environments at enormous distances, greatly reducing educational and vocational costs.