Mark Zuckerberg went exploring, but when you're Mark Zuckerberg, exploring may mean going to your Oculus VR research facility and trying new toys. This is exactly what he did to try some VR gloves Oculus are developing.
I just visited our Oculus Research lab in Redmond, Washington where some of the best scientists and engineers in the world are pushing the boundaries of virtual and augmented reality.
The team is led by Michael Abrash and focuses on things like advanced optics, eye tracking, mixed reality and new ways to map the human body. The goal is to make VR and AR what we all want it to be: glasses small enough to take anywhere, software that lets you experience anything, and technology that lets you interact with the virtual world just like you do with the physical one.
Oculus Rift is already the best VR experience you can buy -- and the technology being built in this lab right now makes me want the future to get here a lot sooner.
The holy grail so to speak of VR control would be for no gloves or add-ons needed. For now, however, controllers are needed and perhaps gloves are next.
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