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Facebook Is Buying Oculus VR: Are You Game For A Virtual Reality-Powered FB Sesh?

Facebook, with its <em>walang kasing lalim</em> pockets, is set to buy Oculus VR, the company behind the virtual reality device Oculus Rift! What does this mean? The results are still to be seen, but here's how we think a VR-powered FB sesh will be like, and we're liking it!
by Neps Firmalan | Mar 27, 2014
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Fellas, in case you didn't know, Facebook has announced that it's all set to buy Oculus VR. The price? A whopping $2 billion! Another day, another billion-dollar deal for Mark Z. and co.

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This one's certainly a biggie in the land of things geeky and shiny. You see, Oculus VR is a company that specializes in one thing that makes our tech-lovin' hearts skip a beat: the under-developed but eye-candy-filled world of virtual reality. You may have already heard about one of its creations: the now-popular-but-still-not-available Oculus Rift, a next-gen virtual reality gaming device many have been drooling for.

Just like with their other hebigat acquisitions like WhatsApp and Instagram, Facebook has big plans for Oculus VR. "For the past few years, this has mostly meant building mobile apps that help you share with the people you care about. We have a lot more to do on mobile, but at this point we feel we’re in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next to enable even more useful, entertaining and personal experiences," says Mark Zuckerberg.

Yo' pareng Mark! The last line of your statement set our imaginations to overdrive! Call us atat but, even if the fruits of this deal are yet to be experienced, we're already thinking of the awesome implications virtual reality could bring to our usual FB sesh in the near future (with the help of compatible VR devices), like the ones below!


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Virtual reality is a technology that aims to fully immerse the user in a virtual world in terms of audio and visual elements. If Facebook is going to implement it fully, we're thinking all of your account's important infofrom posts and photos to the content others share and even your privacy settingswill be displayed simultaneously in a 360-degree field.

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For example, when you look to your left (using a VR-enabled device), your News Feed pops out (and updates automatically), on the center of your vision is your profile, while to your right are settings and notifications. This means less clicks and hassle when it comes to sifting through your Facebook account.


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We're thinking if VR is mixed to the News Feed, the page will become easier to use and much more enjoyable than what we have now. See those photos and videos? They will be displayed in a different way. The VR device will detect the content you're looking at and will display it via a bigger window instantly. No more clicks needed! And when you're done, you can simply shift your eyes or maybe even wink to tell the system you're done and ready to move on to the next post. Easy-peasy.

NEXT: No need to type, just speak!

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