Virtual reality now getting social with Facebook

Does virtual reality (VR) have a social future? Facebook thinks so, and it’s making others believe it, too.

This week, Facebook debuted a VR app called Spaces that lets friends gather together even when they’re apart. They gather in a virtual room, where they can talk, show pictures, and draw objects in the air. Rather than looking lifelike, they show up as cartoon avatars.

Spaces is in beta for now, and everyone who’s tried it says there are plenty of rough spots. The avatar design tools are crude, and it’s hard to get a good likeness. There isn’t a whole lot to …read more

Source: Hudson

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