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Humans could live in virtual reality

An expert has claimed that virtual reality will one day be so advanced that people could choose to live inside a computer.

AMD's corporate vice president Roy Taylor believes the recent advances in virtual reality and its applications will mean humans will have the choice to live within a computer system.

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."

And the team at AMD think they have the answer to making the experience even more realistic by working on a wireless virtual reality headset, which uses a chip that uses beamforming to send signals to a direct target.

Mark Papermaster, chief technology officer at AMD, said recently: "Unwieldy headset cables remain a significant barrier to drive widespread adoption of VR. Our newly acquired wireless VR technology is focused on solving this challenge, and is another example of AMD making long-term technology investments to develop high-performance computing and graphics technologies that can create more immersive computing experiences."

Whilst Pat Kelly, corporate vice president, Wireless IP, added: "Our world-class engineering team has been focused on solving the difficult problem of building wireless VR technologies that can be integrated into next-generation headsets. We are excited to play a role in furthering AMD's long-term technology vision."

AMD has been a pioneer of virtual reality over the past few years.

In 2016, CEO Lisa Su spoke of the importance of expanding their virtual reality offerings.

She said: "Virtual reality is one of those great applications that just changes the way you deal with immersive applications and devices - and it's not just gaming.

"It's really across a number of different segments. We actually really believe that as we get the performance levels to the right place we can get the next 100 million VR users - and that's our goal."

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