Is it counterintuitive to predict that one of the impacts of virtual reality will be better indoor maps of the reality we are already in? I don’t think it’s such an outlandish idea, as software developers, device manufacturers and technology firms are already looking to map every nook and cranny of your planet.
The robots are coming
Look at the popular Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner. The device already gathers all kinds of data – room dimensions, furniture position and distances between items – data that could help inform next-generation IoT devices.