Wednesday, 9 September 2015

152: Oculus Rift and Mark Zuckerberg in Vanity Fair

There's a very interesting article in the latest edition of Vanity Fair -- you can read it here -- about the relationship of Facebook to Oculus Rift, via Facebook's principal Mark Zuckerberg. It also goes into the possibilities for funding of both Oculus Rift and a major competitor, Magic Leap.
   Nothing much about Second Life, but you can bet if Facebook places a big stack of chips on Oculus Rift, things will happen. I don't think it's time yet to commit to one technology or the other, but this will be useful background information within a year, I think. Enjoy.


  1. They have already paid $ two billion for it -- I think that is pretty serious change so far. This is why I think either Linden Lab or High Fidelity might be acquired by them in the next 18 months.

    1. That's an interesting idea ... although to be honest I'm not sure they would HAVE to acquire Linden Labs as long as they could hire away a few key people. I'm not sure there would be a perceived value in acquiring Second Life; that might even be a liability since they'd have to continue to run it. (I hope. There's still money in it, I just don't see SL as being a target for further development once Oculus Rift or equivalent is in place.)