Stock traders could one day get an idea of how their portfolios are doing simply by looking up to see if it's raining. At least, that's the idea behind Fidelity Investments' virtual stock city, a software prototype that lets people navigate their investments by putting on an Oculus Rift headset and studying the weather, the flight paths of virtual birds and the heights of the buildings.
It is debated which industry the onset of VR will disrupt the most but a strong contender is the tourism industry. The internet has allowed people to read user accounts, reviews, narratives, watch videos and photos but VR could completely change the game. Potential clients could have a sneak peek of what they can experience and explore while on the trip.