///Facebook Envisions Virtual Social Future

Facebook Envisions Virtual Social Future

Facebook on Wednesday demonstrated at its F8 developer conference how socializing could take place in a virtual world.

Two employees some 30 miles apart — Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer in San Francisco and Product Manager Michael Booth in Menlo Park, California — showed how they could share the same virtual space.

In that space, through the use of 360-degree photos, they visited London and the hangar where Facebook’s unmanned aerial vehicle is housed, drew together with virtual pens, and took selfies and posted them to their Facebook news feeds in the real world.

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Facebook on Wednesday demonstrated at its F8 developer conference how socializing could take place in a virtual world.

Two employees some 30 miles apart — Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer in San Francisco and Product Manager Michael Booth in Menlo Park, California — showed how they could share the same virtual space.

In that space, through the use of 360-degree photos, they visited London and the hangar where Facebook’s unmanned aerial vehicle is housed, drew together with virtual pens, and took selfies and posted them to their Facebook news feeds in the real world.

“This is just the beginning of our exploration into how people can connect and share using today’s VR technology,” Booth said.

“There’s a lot more work to do and many more challenges to solve,” he continued, “such as how to better model ourselves within VR, so we can elevate presence from a disembodied head and hands to a more expressive model of a person.”

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:14+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Latest News, Social Media|Comments Off on Facebook Envisions Virtual Social Future

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