Facebook Reveals Goals For Teleportation Technology At Recent Web Summit
Yesterday at Dublin's annual Web Summit, Facebook's CPO Mike Schroepfer confirmed that in the next decade, the major social networking platform hopes to enter into the world of teleportation, opening up a conversation about interaction in the digital age. In his speech, Schroepfer said, "Facebook wants to build a device that allows you to be anywhere you want, with anyone, regardless of geographic boundaries."
Facebook won't necessarily be making science fiction dreams come true by literally developing a teleportation device, but what Schroepfer's talking about is the possibility of integrating virtual reality technology into the social media platform to add an enhanced degree of connectivity to users.
Facebook had previously announced in 2014 that they had acquired the Oculus Rift virtual reality technology, and by utilizing virtual reality, users could have the opportunity to speak with a loved one on the other side of the planet and feel like they had a face to face conversation.
The New York Times want in on the VR action as well, announcing they will be releasing a virtual reality app that will add a new dimension to their news stories.