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And you're choosing to ignore the explicitly stated primary interest that FB has in OR. VR in general could be used for lots of things outside of gaming. I agree on that. But which of those things does facebook have any experience in? Streaming movies or other areas of entertainment? nope. Sporting events? nope.

The problem is you're weighing the generic potential that VR headsets have and assuming that FB is working towards these ends. FB only will work towards those other uses in so far as it helps them attain their primary goals.

What if they were interested in competing in the streaming movie/video landscape? That really doesn't sound to far off to me. This might be a springboard for them to start new streamed 3D content. I for one thing that would be an excellent place for them to break into and build a user base.
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What if they were interested in competing in the streaming movie/video landscape? That really doesn't sound to far off to me. This might be a springboard for them to start new streamed 3D content. I for one thing that would be an excellent place for them to break into and build a user base.

Certainly it's possible but FB has no experience or infrastructure a present to pull that off and none of that was mentioned, outside of generic hyping the potential of VR, during the conference call announcing the purchase.
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And you're choosing to ignore the explicitly stated primary interest that FB has in OR. VR in general could be used for lots of things outside of gaming. I agree on that. But which of those things does facebook have any experience in? Streaming movies or other areas of entertainment? nope. Sporting events? nope.

The problem is you're weighing the generic potential that VR headsets have and assuming that FB is working towards these ends. FB only will work towards those other uses in so far as it helps them attain their primary goals.

And once again you're looking short term. Facebook realizes their market, and targeted audience is shrinking. Would it be foolish to assume they would look for opportunities to expand their user base and company? They currently have the capital, the investors, and the ability to expand into new areas to secure their future.

A company can expand and grow. Amazon has been doing a pretty good job of expanding into areas thought completely foolish and stupid a few years ago. Yet here they are still growing still trying new things? No company would spend that amount of money without a long term thought process. If OR gets loaded with bloatware it would destroy a industry just on the verge of a successful launch. If VR can take hold Facebook is set to make billions on a completely new entertainment industry, medical, military, and more.

In closing don't tell someone they are weighing their opinion on potentials, when you yourself are basing your counter "assumptions" of how they will handle it.
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Certainly it's possible but FB has no experience or infrastructure a present to pull that off and none of that was mentioned, outside of generic hyping the potential of VR, during the conference call announcing the purchase.

Mark Z had no experience in creating a multi billion dollar web based company either. Yet he succeed. How is that even a good counter point? Money can buy those with experience fairly easily it's as simple as placing a ad out and the talent will flock.
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No one mainstream will use this facebook device for basic reasons.

For women, it will mess up their hair and makeup. It also looks as cool as taping an n64 to your face.

If 3d tv failed, and it had far more money and a killer app like avatar then VR has no chance among casuals.
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Certainly it's possible but FB has no experience or infrastructure a present to pull that off and none of that was mentioned, outside of generic hyping the potential of VR, during the conference call announcing the purchase.

Mark Z had no experience in creating a multi billion dollar web based company either. Yet he succeed. How is that even a good counter point? Money can buy those with experience fairly easily it's as simple as placing a ad out and the talent will flock.

Mark and the other co-foundersof facebook were programmers. So actually yes,they did have experience. But again I did it was possible but not their stated goal. Doing what you're suggest requires additional substantial investment in talent and time and means that they will try and find a way to get a return on that investment. Again possible but no more likely then another random idea.
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Some of you are missing the point. Oculus was down the road of a high end gaming revolution. By far and large, anyone that cared about that doesn't give a crap about Facebook and social media nonsense. There is no way that the Oculus for the gaming world (which are its roots) is better of with Facebook than it was before. Especially since it already had a really nice cash injection.
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Some of you are missing the point. Oculus was down the road of a high end gaming revolution. By far and large, anyone that cared about that doesn't give a crap about Facebook and social media nonsense. There is no way that the Oculus for the gaming world (which are its roots) is better of with Facebook than it was before. Especially since it already had a really nice cash injection.

$100 million isn't enough to convince the panel manufacturers to make a custom screen for the Rift. Now Oculus has the resources to hire all the talent they need and have custom parts made specifically for VR.

It also demonstrates to the AAA developers that they need to take VR seriously.
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Well, that was quick. FB is really trying to capitalize on the VR space. Although they will essentially kill of the gaming potential of the Rift, I think other platforms (simulation-based education, engineering, art etc.) could greatly benefit.

FB is slowly becoming like Google - trying to poach other businesses and spread their tentacles into everything.

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$100 million isn't enough to convince the panel manufacturers to make a custom screen for the Rift. Now Oculus has the resources to hire all the talent they need and have custom parts made specifically for VR.

It also demonstrates to the AAA developers that they need to take VR seriously.

Stop speaking logic. The angry mob wants to shout candy crush, streaming ads, and more!

Your logic is not welcome in this thread!rolleyes.gif

On topic though. I think Mark Z is looking ahead for VR and not attempting to make a quick cash grab with mystical ads that will 100% destroy a VR experience by well...Not really keeping you in a simulated reality. It's a smart move, when this tech finally gets rolling they've got the head start and the talent to maximize profits on nearly anything VR. VR over the next 10 years will be a multi billion dollar industry. Facebook does not need to make popups in the rift, they just need to invest enough capital to create the best experience. Proper media attention, dev support, and games will handle the rest over the next two years. They won't need ad revenue any more.
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