Because Facebook sure thinks you will -- hopefully via the VR platform it bought for $2 billion:
Just featured at Facebook's F8 developer conference, Upload VR is impressed on a "jaw-dropping" level:
A social virtual reality demo by Facebook at its F8 developers conference showed two people separated by 35 miles interacting in VR with hand gestures, voice chat and head movements. The pair connected in VR as naturally as if they were standing together. In reality, they were in two Oculus Rifts holding Oculus Touch hand controllers. In VR, the social app demo showed the pair taking a virtual selfie inside what looked like a 360-degree photo of London, and uploading it to their Facebook account.
Seriously, NWN readers, what's your take? I've got my own reaction, of course, but I don't want to always lead with that.
I mean, if you really want my take:
To me, this demo strongly suggests Facebook doesn't understand either VR or even its own platform. Most people like Facebook because it enables fast, light, and easy engagement with their real social network -- as opposed to deeply immersive (and time-consuming) engagement via avatar representations of it. And for the indeterminate future, using an extremely costly, attention-imposing VR setup shines most when it depicts fantastic experiences that transcend the real world -- as opposed to, say, glorified tourist photos.
But like I said, maybe that's just me.
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