Mark Zuckerberg Says Virtual Reality Phone Is 5 To 10 Years Away

Posted: Mar 20 2016, 3:53am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Mark Zuckerberg Says Virtual Reality Phone is 5 to 10 Years Away
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during a talk with Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma that a VR Phone is 5 to 10 years out.

Facebook will start shipping the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset on March 28. Mark Zuckerberg knows that this is just the beginning. At a talk in Beijing with Alibaba's Jack Ma, Zuckerberg said that the Oculus Rift is quite heavy and it will take 5 to 10 years to make virtual reality truly mobile. A VR phone could become mainstream in a decade.

The Oculus Rift is only for home use and you better sit down as well to not fall. In the future virtual reality will also be possible on the go and users can switch between augmented and full virtual reality mode as they need.

Sulon unveiled a virtual reality headset that can be switched between virtual reality and augmented reality mode. The Sulon Q is also completely stand alone with a built-in computer. It is huge headset, but the functionality is spot on for the future.

LG unveiled a small VR headset for the LG G5 that shows the direction where virtual reality glasses have to evolve to become portable. The LG 360 VR is smaller (164x185x45mm) than the Gear VR and is foldable so that users can carry it with them.

According to Taiwan's Apple Daily, Zuckerberg and Jack Ma also discussed artificial intelligence and the win of AlphaGo. The third major topic of the conversation was around the availability of internet everywhere in the world.

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