“The early stuff is very rough still, but I think that’s going to be a really important trend.” – said Zuckerberg when he asked about Oculus Rift and usage of it.
Oculus Rift is head-mounted display.That is the part we call VR – virtual reality.Inventor is Palmer Luckey and device is beeing distributed by company Oculus VR. Palmer Luckey said that his idea was -“making device that is better than previous and inexpensive on market so that it could easily be available for gamers-“. Oculus Rift has begun as a Kickstarter campaign and today we have four different versions of hardware.
World of Diving -Video game that uses OR technology-we worte about it last february
Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg thinks that virtual reality is still in its early stages of development, but that it could replace our smartphones and computers in the future.
Did we forget to say that meanwhile Facebook has acquired OR company for $2 billion .That was in march 2014 and Zuckerberg said: “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play, and communicate” . Oculus Rift may be popular with gamers, but Facebook plans to leverage the technology to other industries.
Zuckerberg thinks that it could take between 10 to 20 years, but that eventually another computing platform will replace our smartphones and computers.
“We’re really excited about that as well,” he said. “We’re building that with Oculus which I think is by far the leader in virtual reality and it’s going to be very exciting to see how that develops.”
At CES 2015, Oculus VR’s vice president for product Nate Mitchell said that the company doesn’t know what Oculus Rift’s “killer app” is yet.
In November 2014, Oculus said that the consumer model of the headset is “months, not years” away, and that it will cost between $200 and $400.
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