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Facebook demos social augmented reality


Today on stage at the Oculus’ Connect conference,
Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated a new social VR experience that overlays avatars of friends
who are elsewhere into you VR environment so you can hang out together. Inside this social VR experience you can dive
into 360 photos and the avatars of your friends will appear as if they are hanging out with
you. There, you can play games like chess or cards,
have a sword fight, or watch a giant TV screen together. You can even take a phone call inside Facebook
Messenger, or take a VR selfie and instantly share it to Facebook. Inside this VR experience, You can express
your emotions to friends through sentiment analysis of your voice or by inputting commands
into the Oculus Touch controllers. The experience demoed today shows the potential
for human connection in VR powered by Facebook and Oculus. That could become an important differentiator
in a crowded market for headsets. Zuckerberg has been pointing to the social
networking potential of VR since Facebook acquired Oculus, saying “This is really
a new communication platform. By feeling truly present, you can share unbounded
spaces and experiences with the people in your life. Imagine sharing not just moments with your
friends online, but entire experiences and adventures.”

11 thoughts on “Facebook demos social augmented reality

  1. augmented reality certainly has much importance in real life for entertainment as well as industrial applications. Virtual Reality is much satisfying when compared to AR for personal entertainment. Augmented may have more commercial applications such as google glass. You may like 'Virtual or Augmented – Which is your Device' on Choozurmobile site

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