Mark Zuckerberg and Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s ongoing CTO, have been playing with new VR prototypes that Bosworth says “will support the metaverse”.
“I spent the day with the Facebook Reality Labs research team in Redmond to demonstrate our next generation virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence tech,” Zuckerberg shared on Facebook along with the photo above of himself wearing a rather bulky VR headset.
“This is an early prototype of retinal detachment,” he continued. “The future will be great.”
Proud of the research Michael Abrash’s team is working on at FRL-R Redmond-excited to get an early look at some of the technologies that will underlie the metaverse (we are working on several prototype headsets to prove concepts, this is one of Them. A little. It’s a long story.) pic.twitter.com/Yi9xjy5HmG
– Boz (@boztank) October 13, 2021
This comes after the highly malignant Ray Bans, whom Facebook calls a move “towards full augmented reality glasses”, but who has been the subject of many privacy concerns as they can be used to secretly film people.