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Virtual reality experience shows how cities could look in 20 years

A picture of a woman wearing special virtual reality glasses

Virtual reality is a 3D computer-generated environment or image which can be interacted with

A NEW virtual reality experience aiming to help people understand what a city of the future might look like has been developed by PwC.

Construction News reports that the professional services company is using virtual reality to build a multi-layered model of a futuristic urban environment, as well as modelling how the city’s various technological developments could affect business.

According to PwC, in 20 years’ time we could see driverless cars which charge on a pad by the side of the road, 3D printers building new developments, 360-degree cameras live-streaming onsite work and mega-drones monitoring the city for traffic flow and congestion.

Construction News says: “For construction, getting an idea of the transformational changes on the horizon – ‘disruption’, as PwC describes them – promises to be extremely useful.”

Read the full story and watch a video here.