Facebook's top VR researcher explains why augmented reality is the future

April 20, 2017 at 02:53AM / by Karissa Bell via Mashable

Augmented reality is the future because it's a lot more socially acceptable than virtual reality. That was the surprising message from  Chief Oculus Scientist Michael Abrash at F8. 

During his portion of the keynote, when many in attendance may have suspected he would dive more deeply into Oculus' latest virtual reality advancements, Abrash instead laid out an ambitious vision for how how augmented reality will eventually become as ubiquitous as the personal computer. 

That Oculus' top scientist spent nearly half an hour talking almost exclusively about augmented reality, not virtual reality, may seem surprising, especially considering Facebook just released its first real social VR app for Oculus, Facebook Spaces. Read more...

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