Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was trolled on social media after sharing a first glimpse of a mixed reality project, sporting a “secret VR headset.”
Mark Zuckerberg just revealed a first look at a secret mixed reality project.
Mr. Zuckerberg posted the video and wrote, “First look at mixed reality on our next headset codenamed Project Cambria.
“This demo was created using the Presence Platform, which we created to help developers create mixed reality experiences that blend physical and virtual worlds.
“The demo, called ‘The World Beyond’, will soon be available on the App Lab.
“It’s even better with the color passthrough and other advanced technologies we’re adding to Project Cambria. More details soon “.
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In the short clip, Mr. Zuckerberg can be seen playing with a small purple creature and attending a virtual fitness class.
The billionaire also shows how you can use headphones to see Facebook Messenger floating like a virtual screen before your eyes.
While the Facebook CEO seems proud of his creation, he may not have gotten the reaction he wanted.
Some people commented that the gadget looked interesting, while other people criticized Mr. Zuckerberg.
“I am like the only person who thinks this could be harmful to humanity,” wrote one person.
“Haven’t smartphones and social media done enough damage already?
“Now they want to completely take people out of reality. I can’t see how that can be good for mental health. “
Others wondered if Facebook and Meta Platforms had their clear priorities.
“Not enough people want it. There are first person shooters built on maps of the real world. Sitting and not having heavy things on your head is just the default preference of most people, ”said one person.
Another added “You mean like a pokemon game but in 3D? Mixed reality in 3D isn’t easy with those big, bulky glasses … you can’t see where you’re going. An accident waiting to happen.”
Others defended Zuckerberg’s video.
One person said “I’m not sure why people laugh at this, it’s really cool!”
This article originally appeared in The sun of the United States and has been reproduced with permission
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