Oculus demos VR selfie sticks and three hundred sixty photo spheres

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 8:44 PM

Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer strapped into Oculus’s Toy Box social den. There, three hundred sixty photos will show up as handheld spheres you can rotate to see at.

Oculus demos VR selfie sticks and three hundred sixty photo spheres

Oculus wants to let you go anywhere in the world instantly and even get a photo while you’re there, and today it demoed how at F8.

Facebook’s CTO Mike Schroepfer strapped into Oculus’s Toy Box social den. There, three hundred sixty photos will show up as handheld spheres you can rotate to see at. But when smashed against your face, you’ll instantly teleported to where the photo was taken so you can see around however you want.

With a VR selfie stick, you’ll be able to get a photo of your avatar and a friend’s in front of Large Ben or other world landmarks. You can even draw on your avatar to add sunglasses or a bow tie. And once you've a photo you like, you can thrust it into a virtual Facebook mailbox to post it to the social network.

Dive into three hundred sixty photo spheres and hang out around the world with a friend

Draw on your avatar interior Oculus Toy Box’s photo spheres

Get a VR selfie, and slide it into the Facebook mailbox to share it

 

Label Zuckerberg said that Facebook sees virtual reality as not only the future of gaming and cinema, but also socializing. But that doesn’t imply just looking at a News Feed in VR. Facebook and Oculus are trying to construct native social experiences on the virtual plane.

Not everyone can afford to travel to look family or visit the wonders of the world. But as the price of truly immersive and interactive virtual reality love the Oculus Rift comes down, you’ll be able to perceive love you’re in the same room as your like ones, and then go anywhere together.

 

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