Facebook acquired Oculus VR for around $2 billion last year. Not surprisingly one of the questions at Mark Zuckerberg s Delhi town hall was how the Oculus Rift fit into the whole social media space. Also Read - Mark Zuckerberg discusses net neutrality, zero-rating issues with Delhi MPsAlso Read - Technology can help build superpowers: Mark Zuckerberg
Zuckerberg started out by saying how videos are playing a huge role these days, and how they have become more immersive than before. We are now entering the golden age of video, and content is becoming richer in the form of videos, he said. But at the moment videos are restricted to small 2D screens and Facebook wants to make watching videos a much richer experience. Also Read - Lobbying for net neutrality, working towards building open framework: Mark Zuckerberg
This is where Oculus and virtual reality come into play, and the focus is on offering a rich video experience to a person who isn t present there. As an example he talked about how he and his wife Priscilla Chan are expecting a daughter, and using virtual reality the couple plan on sharing her first steps via social media.
Answering a separate question, Zuckerberg also mentioned how the Oculus Rift is like a super power of sorts. “In the future we will be able to put on a headset and just travel to anywhere in the world to do anything we want,” Zuckerberg said.