How Real is Virtual Reality in Insurance?

28 Sep: How Real is Virtual Reality in Insurance?

Virtual Reality (VR) is no longer a technology reserved for the gaming industry. The applications are manifold in industries such as education, engineering, healthcare, insurance, sports, telecommunications etc., Two things occurred to me when I first tried google cardboard was:

How immersive the experience would be in a much more technically crafted devices like Oculus Rift and
What would be the current and potential enterprise applications and implications of this technology for insurance industry.
Unlike other technology disruptions like telematics, IoT, mobile, digital and cloud in insurance industry which I have outlined in one of my previous blog, VR is yet to catch up in terms of adoption by insurers. However, there are some applications from which the early adopters of this technology have started benefiting.