March 31, 2014 Comments Off on A sci-fi future
A sci-fi future
Last week, Facebook made a leap from software to hardware. For $2 billion, Facebook is now the proud owner of Oculus, the creator of Oculus Rift, the virtual reality headset that allows players to step inside their favourite games. Oculus Rift creates a 3D view with infinite fields of depth, giving the user a truly immersive experience. Analysts predict that this acquisition could be Facebook’s most ground-breaking deal, with the potential to affect the way we work, play and communicate. Mark Zuckerberg imagines a future where people can sit courtside to watch a game, study in a classroom with other students or even consult with a doctor just by simply putting on a pair of Oculus goggles. He also imagined a world where Facebook users will no longer just share photos but entire experiences. This deal is sure to change the game for existing VR players Sony and Google that have Morpheus, the PlayStation virtual headset; and Google Glass, which most feel pales in comparison to Oculus Rift.
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