I think in that matter ER can become more relevant than completely Virtual Reality, perhaps with more and more virtual elements/extensions coming in.
No cyberpunk just getting on the tube and putting the snapchat dog facefilter on everyone's face. Erasing all the people around you and replacing them with chunky representations of their hitboxes.
More skins for your apartment/personal space than you can imagine.
Clothes seen as unnecessary since you can generate another outfit, displaying a thousand different ones on a night out, bah, even having one constantly morph and warp.
I imagine it will be like living at the bottom of the ocean, seaweed and corals seemingly changing shape under the pressure of masses of water above it.
Everything still a function of the real, first one to one mappings, later on please calculate my mood and accordingly draw manga-like reactions them on my face.
I met my cousin from the US in a pub in VR the other night. The portal is this extremely confusing place called "VR Chat" and the pub itself was called "The Mighty Pug."
My avatar was all messed up cos i picked it really quickly and couldn't work out how to change it. And I was IRL sat on the floor cos I was charging the headset at the same time.
So you can "teleport" in this place to move, and cos I was sat down, when I first met my cousin, whose avatar was robocop type outfit, he was laughing his head off. then he showed me in a mirror and i was this sort of manga anime japanese girl with a really short skirt, but cos i was sat down, i was sat down in this and sort of scootching across the floor. very obscene looking so i had to change it.
in the pub itself, i mean that's where it falls down a bit. cos you pick up drinks, sit down, but you can't really touch anyone or anything.
sort of fun, but you need more haptic feedback, maybe some smells.