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REPAIR FROM EARTH

VR REPAIR Since the Kolibri will at times be so far out in space, sending communications will take up to 20 minutes to reach earth and 20 minutes to get back. For this reason it will be impossible to directly control the mining vessel from earth, which is the reason it is autonomous and equipped with drones that can perform maintenance. If a malfunction occurs that is to complex for the drones to repair by themselves, they will send all the information back to earth. Once it reaches the control center on earth the information is uploaded into a virtual environment where maintenance crew can repair the ship, posing as drones. Since it is a simulation they can afford to fail and keep trying until they manage to repair the malfunction. When they have a successful repair plan they can upload it to the actual ship. The drones then performs the repair by reenacting the repair plan created on earth. This image is probably not a perfect representation of what virtual reality equipment will look like in the 2040’s. It is difficult for us to accurately predict what virtual reality will look like in the future. But it is safe to assume that augmented and virtual reality will become widely used in many aspects of our lives, from personal to professional settings.

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