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Friday, September 18, 2020


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I think Zuckerberg has been dipping into the same stuff that Rony Abovitz did when he said that they'd sell a million Magic Leaps.

Adeon Writer

I'm no Quest or Facebook enthusiast, but the way both the PS5 and the New Xbox are looking to be, less than what you'd expect, I can imagine there's a few people willing to try out a 299 USD headset instead to see what all the fuss is about this holiday.


Zuckerberg pulls an Ebbe here. Just like with Altberg's Sansar FB has already invested way too much into VR to have it fail now. They need to succeed in a landslide now. Just like gamblers increase their bids to win back their previous losses the new goals in failed bets on market futures get ever higher and higher. It's an all too familiar pattern.


I'm not a Facebook fan, far from it. But I think there is more about Facebook Reality Labs than the Quest and the latest user numbers. I think Facebook is taking a long term perspective here. They don't care too much about VR in the next quarter or the next year. They are building for a future ten years away. That future will not be the Quest, but some fancy glasses full of AR/VR/AI technology. There will be smart Facebook glasses next year, and that will just be one step into the direction of real AR glasses. The main thing about these glasses is that they will allow for creating living dat structures from the point of view (literally) of the user. These structures together with hardware innovations will allow the building of a digital virtual assistent.
Maybe that the AR-project (which builds on a lot of the VR stuff they do) will fail too, but even that is not too important, because they'll learn a lot about human behavior and AI while doing all this stuff, and that knowledge will find its way into other Facebook projects.

TonyVT Skarredghost

10 Seems a lot, but I think he can sell 5. $299 is really cheap, and the content is getting very good.

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