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Remote work goes ‘luxury’, but many may be left out

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Washington (AFP) – Virtual reality meetings, $7,000 all-in-one kits and digital hot desking: Big Tech is rolling out premium tools as the work-from-home era looks set to last well beyond the pandemic. But experts warn that while top-of-the-line features may benefit privileged Americans, millions of others can barely access remote work tools already available. Facebook has unveiled online “workrooms” for users of its Oculus virtual reality gear, and Google showed off interactive conferencing displays, declaring the “hybrid” mix of in-person and remote work is here to stay. Yet outside of Silico…

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