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posted by martyb on Wednesday August 19 2020, @10:12AM   Printer-friendly
from the all-the-better-to-track-you-with dept.

Mandatory Socialization: Facebook Accounts To be Required for Oculus Headsets

Signaling the end to any remaining degrees of separation between Facebook and its VR headset division, Oculus, today the social media company announced that it will be further integrating the two services. Coming this fall, the company will begin sunsetting stand-alone Oculus accounts as part of an effort to transition the entire Oculus ecosystem over to Facebook. This will start in October, when all new Oculus accounts and devices will have to sign up for a Facebook account, while support for existing stand-alone accounts will be retired entirely at the start of 2023.

Previously: Facebook to Buy Rift Maker Oculus VR for $2bn
Facebook/Oculus Ordered to pay $500 Million to ZeniMax
Founder of Oculus VR, Palmer Luckey, Departs Facebook
Facebook Announces Oculus Go for $200
Facebook's Zuckerberg Wants to Get One Billion People in VR
Facebook Launches Oculus Go, a $200 Standalone VR Headset
Oculus Co-Founder Says there is No Market for VR Gaming
John Carmack Steps Down at Oculus to Pursue AI Passion Project
Facebook is Developing its Own OS to Reduce Dependence on Android


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  • (Score: 2) by PiMuNu on Thursday August 20 2020, @03:02PM (3 children)

    by PiMuNu (3823) Subscriber Badge on Thursday August 20 2020, @03:02PM (#1039375)

    > Government and industry would collude to create the dystopia
    > nationalized

    You miss my point, it is quite important. Government does not need to collude so a "Small Government" approach will yield the dystopia.

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Thursday August 20 2020, @04:45PM (2 children)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Thursday August 20 2020, @04:45PM (#1039425) Journal

    I think I get it. Government can be hands off. Let the dystopia happen.

    I just don't think that government can resist trying to get in on the action of a dystopia once it happens. Especially the "small government" crowd. And especially a permanent global dystopia. That would just be too good to be true.

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    • (Score: 2) by PiMuNu on Thursday August 20 2020, @05:07PM (1 child)

      by PiMuNu (3823) Subscriber Badge on Thursday August 20 2020, @05:07PM (#1039443)

      > Especially the "small government" crowd.

      That's the point - if one were to support the "small government" politic, then you end up in the dystopia.

      "Interventionalist government" is one of the few ways out of the dystopia.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 20 2020, @06:06PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Thursday August 20 2020, @06:06PM (#1039481)

        How in the hell does that work?
        The way I see it, interventionist governments are how we got into this mess globally. Regulatory capture to is too strong for any kind of "internal" intervention.