Virtual Reality

Zuckerberg displays Oculus VR gloves

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Mark Zuckerberg visited the Oculus Research lab in Redmond, Washington, and revealed the prototype for virtual reality gloves currently being developed at the facility. In a series of photos, the Facebook CEO highlighted some of the research facility’s newest developments, including the VR gloves.

“We’re working on new ways to bring your hands in virtual and augmented reality. Wearing these gloves, you can draw, type on a virtual keyboard, and even shoot webs like Spider Man. That’s what I’m doing here,” Zuckerberg wrote, accompanied by a photo of him wearing the gloves that seem to be wirelessly connected to the Oculus VR headset.

Zuckerberg explained that the future goal of the company is to reduce the size of the VR headset to the size of “glasses small enough to take anywhere,” and develop the technology further to the point where VR and AR “let you interact with the virtual world just like you do with the physical one.”

Facebook acquired Oculus VR in 2014 for $2 billion.

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