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.

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  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.

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    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.)

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