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posted by martyb on Friday October 13 2017, @01:06PM   Printer-friendly
from the do-you-see-what-I-see? dept.

"At every step along the way, the future is built by people who believe it can be better."

That's the message Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's CEO, brought to the company's fourth annual Oculus Connect virtual reality developer conference Wednesday. As in previous years, Zuckerberg joined the stage to discuss the promise of what virtual reality can be and show off some goodies.

The company tallied 100 million app downloads, he said, and added that the company continues to work on a less-bulky version of its headsets.

But he said the company has a goal: Get 1 billion people in VR.

Maybe Zuckerberg can take those billion people along on his virtual cartoon tour of Puerto Rico's hurricane damage.

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  • (Score: 2) by Arik on Friday October 13 2017, @01:37PM

    by Arik (4543) on Friday October 13 2017, @01:37PM (#581737) Journal
    How would that serve his goal of continuing to amass more money and power?

    There's no obvious connection.

    Embracing VR, however, very much fits his pattern. He'll tell you he's giving people what they want - to a degree that's certainly true. But as always the devil is in the details. You can be sure that whatever actually ships will be a thoroughly poisoned pill.

    After all, it's the poison that creates the profit, that brings the money and power to him. Everything else is just bait used to make the poison more attractive.
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