At the day 2 keynote of Facebook’s developer conference ‘F8’, Mike Schroepfer (CTO of Facebook) gave a demo of social presence in virtual reality. Watch this short video that summarises the demo:
What will this mean in real life? You can have virtually-real meetings across the world in the same day without travelling, virtually be present at an important event that you would have otherwise missed, and share and collaborate with tools in the exact same way you would use them in real life. This proves distance to be no barrier for communication. In the future, expect virtual events where multiple people located miles apart meet, play and communicate without any real medium of presence.
Well, we now know a future aspect of virtual reality. I wonder how Facebook would look in virtual social presence mode though! (Maybe virtual 3D renders of people will replace profile pictures!)
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