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Posted on April 11, 2022

How VR can reduce carbon footprint and combat global warming

Virtual reality removes barriers and distances, allowing users to perform multiple tasks without having to drive or take long flights.


The invention of the telephone changed the way we communicate, sparing us from many unnecessary trips. Same happened with the internet and the mobile phone, and most companies adapted to these new technologies, reduced their response time and increased their productivity.

Virtual reality is set to disrupt our daily lives and the way we do business once more. Individually or collectively, immersive technologies enable new ways of doing things. This helps us cut down on our travels and be more selective about our destinations.

The green age

For decades, global warming and climate change have been discussed in the news and in the media. Science has confirmed a substantial rise in the average global temperature, with a significant acceleration since the 1990s. The greenhouse effect, which is caused by human-emitted carbon dioxide, is the most plausible explanation.

Governments and businesses have been taking action in recent years, ensuring that the public is aware of their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. More efficient technologies or less polluting modes of transportation are being researched and implemented.

Alternative energy sources, such as solar or nuclear, can partially replace fossil fuel and gas, and private and public organisations have made significant investments to promote their development and distribution. The recent invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Europe's largest gas supplier, has hastened the process.

New companies have sprouted in the midst of this green fever, of which the most iconic example might be Tesla. Elon Musk's company develop and sell top tier electric cars, high capacity batteries and solar panels.

Real tasks in virtual spaces

Do you think virtual reality is merely for video games and entertainment? In the 1980s, many people believed the same thing about personal computers. However, this is far from true. The Covid pandemic has unveiled a long list of actions that can be carried out without our presence. Immersive technologies have now elevated them to a new level, so better prepare for it now.

Not only Meta and their ubiquitous Metaverse, but also major VR vendors and software enterprises are working to create applications and virtual environments in which people can engage in a variety of activities, develop their business, and even replace their physical workspace.

For years, virtual tours have helped real estate brokers increase engagement and sales. Top brands are finding that virtual stores are the ideal way to reach out to far-flung customers. Immersion can also help students learn more effectively by submerging them in environments related to their lessons. With regards leisure, a wide range of apps allow users to go to the movies with friends, chat, or even date potential partners in a safe and effortless manner.

Teleport where the action is

The metaverses will be an excellent alternative for actual physical locations, but they will not replace them completely. There are so many amazing places in the world that we want to visit. Teleporting to a real remote environment is another possibility with VR, this is commonly referred to as telepresence. One-on-one communication with low latency allows for complete immersion and effective interaction with people in a remote location. Book a free demo with call360 and see how.

VR teleporting will facilitate a new perspective on everyday activities, such as the following:

  • Virtual tourism will allow everyone to visit any place on earth instantly in a costless way in real time, helping them decide where to actually travel in person.
  • Having total freedom to move around and look at whatever you want while on a guided tour of a museum, exhibition, property, or other restricted area.
  • Being awarded with the opportunity to speak with your favourite artist at their backstage.
  • Dating with a person in their real looking, not just an avatar, in a real remote place, prior to an actual on-site date.

Virtual reality can be a powerful tool for avoiding unnecessary transportation and drastically reducing carbon emissions, not only combating global warming but also making cities cleaner and pollution-free.

More applications will be available as devices become more comfortable and affordable, and more activities will be performed with them, eliminating the distance factor. Enormous 3D environments are being built for it in the so-called Metaverse and other similar digital spaces. Alternatively, at call360, we work to remove barriers and distances by allowing virtual reality users to instantly teleport to and interact with a remote physical location in real time.

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