Thanks for the questions Mikaeil!
- Only now people are starting to consider VR as a useful tool instead of only being a toy. And so we’re in early phase of product development, first startups are experimenting. VR uses mostly tech from video games, so developing a finished VR product will take a similar amount of time, which is 1 to 2 years.
- There is already a solution used today — motion capture. Where using a lot of cameras around the room we can map a person to a virtual world. But there is a fundamental problem with physics with any way of mapping people, you can’t interact with the virtual world, yes, you will exist inside, but the virtual world will not hit you back. That’s not the way to go, you have to be inside the world for this way of communication to be more useful than Skype/Hangouts. In short, yes, there is a way, but it’s not really useful.