Proof virtual reality is going to take over everything: It's already captured one of our reporters

VR Tony

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Virtual reality looks set to be the next big thing in gaming, and eventually in all computing. Want proof? It's completely eaten up Tech Insider reporter Antonio Villas-Boas.

Antonio's working on a story about virtual reality on Samsung Galaxy phones. But the amazing thing is that once he began his research, we all watched him get completely absorbed.
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Seriously, he's had a screen inches from his face for hours at a time without coming up for air these last few days.

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And the experience seems entirely positive - even though you'd expect hours of ultra-close-up screen time to be wearing.
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But Antonio seems entirely content cut off from the outside world.

Our editor Steve Kovach got a selfie with him without Antonio noticing.
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Then editor Dave Smith did the same:

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Though hearing us giggling, Antonio switched on the pass-through camera to see what was going on.
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But still, Antonio stayed in VR for ages, leading us to wonder if he'd ever return to IRL. And this is just a low-key, cell phone screen version of the tech!

Take it from us: Your friends are about to start spending a lot of time in virtual reality. Better get on board.
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You okay in there, buddy?

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