By 2025, VR will transform the hands-on side of medicine. In addition to virtual dissection, surgeons-in-training already are learning their trade in virtual reality, where mistakes don’t cost lives. Journeyman surgeons plan and practice complex procedures in virtual reality, using digital models of a patient’s actual organs and tissues to study their unique features and peculiarities. Basing portions of medical training and practice in virtual reality will make medicine more cost-efficient and reduce errors.

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