Is this the terrifying future of Facebook’s Oculus Rift?

“Literally live inside Facebook.” 

 

Kate Knibbs

Tech

Published Mar 26, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 2:03 pm CDT

Facebook has purchased virtual reality company Oculus VR for $2 billion, as announced yesterday by both companies. Oculus fanboys freaked out about what they considered to be the demise of their favorite virtual gaming start-up, but, of course, others were more concerned about what Facebook might do with the technology.

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This satirical video by tech commentator Tom Scott  just about sums up the worries. Here’s your world turned into a virtual shopping mall, courtesy of Facebook.

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*First Published: Mar 26, 2014, 12:08 pm CDT