Short Bytes: Facebook CTO has expressed his company’s desires to “effectively build a teleporter by 2025”. For now, the company is keen on transcending the boundaries through Oculus Rift’s virtual reality and giving the users a real life teleportation experience.
Facebook’s chief technical officer, Mike Schroepfer, revealed his company’s plans to “effectively build a transporter by 2025”. He said at a press event prior to addressing the Dublin Web Summit on Tuesday
Since the technology for building a real teleporter is not yet designed, so for now, Facebook is relying to trick you into a teleportation experience through virtual reality. The technology as a concept is fast gaining popularity and big tech companies like Google and Microsoft are also exploring into the multitudes of the VR prospects.
Meanwhile, the social media giant is busy trying to simulate the extraordinary effects into its Oculus Rift that is set to arrive next year with the Touch controllers and ability to mimic your real world expressions. The Touch feature allows you to visualize your hands during simulation thus adding reality to the experience. The Oculus will come with a tool called Medium also known as digital clay that will allow users to build 3D objects using the touch controllers.
Watch how the digital clay works.
Facebook is working towards developing a 3D scene reconstruction with Surreal Vision so as to live stream your real environment inside the virtual world, thus giving you a feel of reality.
The developments are still in the nascent stage and looking at the complexity of the target, no wonder Schroepfer has asked for almost 10 additional years for a teleportation experience.
via: Business Insider