Fortune

VIRTUAL REALITY GOES ELECTRIC

Utility PG&E thinks VR technology may make inspecting equipment faster and safer.

FOR AN ELECTRIC UTILITY, a technical glitch could trigger a huge blackout, plunging entire cities into darkness.

Typically such an event would require utility workers to scramble to a faraway substation. But what if they instead strap on virtual-reality headsets and

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from Fortune

Fortune4 min read
Filling Retail’s Empty Spaces
Fundamental changes in the way people shop have driven brick-and-mortar retail stocks down to clearance-sale lows. But the retail chains that survive today’s shakeout could pay off big for investors.
Fortune2 min read
Google
GOOGLE IS ALL GROWN UP. As with many tech companies—Apple, Yahoo, even Amazon—Google’s design language has come a long way since its kaleidoscopic early days, when every color, typeface, and punctuation mark was used with abandon. (Seriously—just loo
Fortune2 min readTech
The Gift of Gab
Forget fingerprints and face identification. The future of secure authentication is your voice, thanks to artificial intelligence.