The robots are coming and we are surplus to requirements – at least that’s the future imagined in a virtual reality job simulator game.
Job Simulator, a virtual reality title available for HTC Vive, Oculus Touch and Playstation VR is set in 2050 and is just that, a job simulator: the premise is humans no longer work, but can get a taste of what a working life once was like. The jobs include office worker, mechanic and chef.
Watch the trailer below to get a feel for the job simulator game. Whether you’d want to spend your time off from work pretending to work a different job is a another matter entirely of course, but this does look like a lot of fun. You may also want to try out this video game that lets you dine out and run your own restaurant.
It's just work
Who knows, perhaps this will be how it is in the future and we’ll all be playing work simulator games, whilst imprisoned in flotation tanks watched over by our robot masters. Or something like that.
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