For a start I think we need to make a better distinction between VR and AR as it is causing some confusion. Secondly your examples are all currently achievable with nothing more than a video camera, and have been for decades. Sure VR is more immersive, but anything truly realistic is still sci-fi and as distant a dream as it was back in the 90's.my take on VR: racists visiting third world countries they’d never have even considered before. homophobes experimenting with gay sex privately and without consequence. third world villagers becoming familiar with the rest of the world, inspiring ambitious tendencies and loftier goals than held previously.. learning. trying. doing things bravely and comfortably that would have been impossible before.
TV was papyrus and computers were the first tries in moveable type. VR is the Earth-shattering Gutenberg press.
While I agree it can be an impressive experience, as it stands VR offers nothing but a slightly more antisocial version of a next-gen console game... hardly the Gutenberg press.
I'm sure things will be different in the future, but we aren't there yet... and probably won't be for a long time.
I wouldn't be surprised if AI arrives first, and that really will be a game changer.