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Display Technologies Set to Transform Workspaces

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A worker checks a management screen that integrates artificial intelligence, big data management, and smart robot service, in the kitchen of of a hot pot restaurant in Beijing.

New workspaces will emerge over the next decade with multiple displays and larger panoramic screens.

Credit: Zhang Chen/Xinhua/Zuma Press

Within the next decade, new workspaces will emerge with multiple displays and larger panoramic screens.

This trend can be attributed to the fact that data is becoming a central focus in all industries, multitasking is necessary, and younger workers are demanding better-quality products at work.

Separate screens could save time, increase worker productivity, and possible prevent workers from misremembering facts.

In addition, transparent displays such as augmented reality headsets, which overlay computer-generated images on a user's view of the real world, could also become more prevalent in the workforce within five years.

Global spending on augmented reality and virtual reality is expected to reach nearly $20.4 billion this year, up from an estimated $12.1 billion in 2018, according to International Data Corp.

From The Wall Street Journal
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