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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: 5, Insightful) by Grishnakh on Friday October 13 2017, @02:59PM (1 child)

    by Grishnakh (2831) on Friday October 13 2017, @02:59PM (#581784)

    Google had the correct evil vision, but Google Glass failed in its first attempt. Zuckerberg might be able to pull it off. He has the necessary greed and lack of empathy. Only Google may be able to challenge.

    Not true. Apple and Microsoft can also challenge; they have the money.

    The Apple VR set will only come in white, will use some proprietary connector which requires a proprietary ($$$) charger, and will only work with other Apple devices and online services, all costing a fortune and locking you into their highly curated walled-garden. It'll also have a sealed battery which will only last a little over a year (just past the warranty term), and can only be replaced at an Apple facility, but this will cost almost as much as a brand-new headset.

    The Microsoft VR will be painted in garish colors, will look entirely goofy, and will regularly interrupt your VR experience at inconvenient times to apply updates and reboot. Then they'll cut off support for it after 6 months when they introduce a new and completely incompatible version.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 13 2017, @09:43PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday October 13 2017, @09:43PM (#582029)

    Microsoft Immersive Reality Experience will feature the beloved Clippit, voiced by James Earl Jones. "Tell me what you want to do!"