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A Bloomberg terminal displays news while traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, May 16, 2013.
A Bloomberg terminal displays news while traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, May 16, 2013.
(Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Bloomberg testing a virtual terminal

Bloomberg LP is showing off a new terminal with a virtual-reality wearable headset to replace the mountain of monitors that many users pile high. The result could one day be rooms of traders who all resemble Geordi La Forge from Star Trek.

The technology uses Oculus Rift, the virtual-reality headsets made by Oculus VR Inc., and allows the user to look at more screens than would be practical in real life. Bloomberg gave a demo of the virtual workspace to Quartz reporter Zachary Seward, who points out that this would make the workstation portable, three-dimensional, and wider than ever.