In a recent interaction with Alex Heath and Mathew Olso from The Information, Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, highlighted some of the key developments in his VR/AR division at Facebook.
He highlighted that, Facebook has been playing a pivotal role in setting and shaping the entire VR/AR ecosystem. In the coming few years, we would be seeing some amazing upgrades in the new versions of Oculus Quest such as Eye Tracking, Face-Tracking and Realistic Avatars.
On being asked about his passion about immersive technologies, Mark Zuckerberg highlighted that his interest has grown from his mission of bringing people together to create meaningful and memorable experiences. People can collaborate with their near and dear ones living closely or remotely in a virtually infinite space, play games, and work just like they have been doing in the real-life.
On being asked about the challenges that he and his team are facing to develop new versions of the headsets, he said there are quite a few. Firstly, they need to stop the device from getting overheated and create a mechanism to dissipate heat. Secondly, work on lenses to make text and images appear more clearer from a distance and thirdly making it lighter will always remain a priority.
Talking about his announcement on Facebook’s first Smart Glasses during the opening keynote of its all-virtual Facebook Connect conference, he mentioned that currently the AR headset is not fully developed but it is good enough to give developers an insight on the use cases that they can build for the consumers.