I'm a three monitor person as I hate having to alt-tab between multiple applications, or when reading and pasting text elsewhere. Even if I'm gaming I want to see the player guides etc on a second monitor. But physical monitors take up desk space and use power, then there are also the monitor arms or stands to position them, and the wires connecting everything, and graphics card to drive the outputs.
So although VR may sound expensive at a good 4x or 5x the price of a standard monitor, the gaining of space and being able to resize them or have 6 or 8 virtual screens starts sounding like it could make sense (the larger the physical screen the more expensive they get). Imagine working on a small laptop and being able to have a massive virtual screen (or two or three) in front of you.
The future as I see it will be evolving around better input / output devices. Hopefully physical monitors disappear, and we either use a single view or we share that view with a group of colleagues for a presentation, or why not even a "movie theatre" without a physical screen. It's all technically possible. The big thing is the resolution does need to be sharp enough and I'm not sure we are there yet.
I get that many people are quite happy alt-tabbing on a single screen but that really does not work for me personally. Then again I love 3D TV and it turns out the majority of TV watchers do not like 3D TV...
See the concept video at https://hackaday.com/2019/12/21/building-a-limitless-vr-desktop/
where there is also a link to the actual project.
#productivity Building A Limitless VR Desktop
[Gabor Horvath] thinks even two monitors is too little space to really lay out his windows properly. That’s why he’s building a VR Desktop straight out of our deepest cyberpunk fantasie…