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Facebook expects big things from next step: virtual reality

Zuckerberg believes virtual reality is next step for Facebook

By: Michael Hatamoto from Jul 30, 2015 @ 18:20 CDT

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes it's only a matter of time before members of the No. 1 social networking site fully embrace "immersive 3D content."


When asked about possible mainstream applications that could help boost virtual reality, including Facebook-owned Oculus VR, he offered this statement:

"The reason we're excited in this space is the continued progression of people getting richer and richer ways to share what's on their mind," said Zuckerberg, in a statement."Ten years ago it was text. Now it's mostly visual and photos, then primarily video and we're seeing huge growth there, but that is not the end of the line. Immersive 3D content is the obvious next thing after video."

Video games and entertainment are expected to receive a major boost from VR, but Facebook hopes the technology can also help members connect with one another. Instead of just text posts, photos and traditional videos, the idea that 3D videos could become "normal form" is rather interesting.

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