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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 donkeyhotay on Friday October 13 2017, @03:49PM

    by donkeyhotay (2540) on Friday October 13 2017, @03:49PM (#581821)

    Virtual Reality (VR) closes one off from the world. I don't care for it. It's too claustrophobic. I don't like not knowing what's going on around me.

    OTOH, Augmented Reality (AR) could be quite useful, like a heads-up display.

    Judging from some of the comments, it seems like it's not really clear whether Zark Fuckerberg is talking about VR or AR.

    Let's also keep in mind that he once said the future was video, and thought all one billion Facebook users would be posting live videos all the time.

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