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remote-work commute virtual-reality work office technology    

"There's a long line of research about social presence in VR that suggests that we tend to treat digital representations more or less as we would real people," Bailenson says. "In fact, even the mere belief that you are interacting with a real-time representation of another human makes you behave differently than you would if you were interacting with a computer algorithm." It may not be the "computer terminal" that Macrae described in his 1975 article, but could virtual reality make his vision of a large officeless workforce an actual reality?

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