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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, @03:53PM (2 children)

    by donkeyhotay (2540) on Friday October 13 2017, @03:53PM (#581824)

    You hit the nail on the head with the comment about the inside of your eyelids.

    I think the same thing with self-driving cars. People say, "Oh, I won't have to own a car! I can just order up a car and go somewhere!" And I'm thinking, "Yeah, and you'll be trapped in a tiny, uncomfortable box, that you can't get out of, that will be blaring ads at you the entire trip."

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday October 13 2017, @05:56PM (1 child)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday October 13 2017, @05:56PM (#581904) Journal

    In the future, people will be rewarded with periods of ad-free existence. Hey, I just earned 48 ad-free minutes! Wanna trade for something?

    I get constant rejection even though the compiler is supposed to accept constants.
    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Phoenix666 on Friday October 13 2017, @07:30PM

      by Phoenix666 (552) on Friday October 13 2017, @07:30PM (#581961) Journal

      It's nothing BB guns and flamethrowers can't fix.

      Washington DC delenda est.