Facebook just offered a glimpse at its future in VR

On stage at Oculus Connect 3 on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the world on a tour of how Facebook will work in virtual reality.

Facebook owns Oculus VR and has invested loads of time and money into the emerging technology. Now it has something to show for it.

Here’s how it’s going to work:


Zuckerberg put on the Oculus Rift helmet on stage and showed virtual avatars of his coworkers Lucy and Michael. Users will be able to customize a great deal about their avatars.

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Zuckerberg himself looks like a young Justin Timberlake, which he joked about on stage.

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After deciding that the stage environment was too boring for the demo, the trio decided to head to the bottom of the ocean. Who doesn’t want to hang out with friends while surrounded by sharks?

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They then moved to Mars. This trip to the red planet didn’t cost anyone billions of dollars or result in any untimely deaths.

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Finally, they settled on Zuckerberg’s office in Facebook’s headquarters. This is just a bit more appropriate for a work meeting.

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You can do a variety of different activities with your friends in Facebook VR, such as playing cards …

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… and playing chess.

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They then moved to a VR version of Zuckerberg’s home, where they checked in on his dog, Beast.

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Zuckerberg showed off video calls from within VR by calling Priscilla Chan, his wife.

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Mark, Priscilla, and Beast took a ‘modern’ family selfie from within VR, which Mark shared on his Facebook feed with ease.

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Facebook’s future in VR look as though it has tons of potential, but Zuckerberg didn’t say anything about when this would be available to the general public.

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