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Is this the terrifying future of Facebook’s Oculus Rift?
“Literally live inside Facebook.”
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.
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.
Screenshot via YouTube
Kate Knibbs is a notable tech reporter and pop culture essayist. A former staff writer for the Daily Dot, her work has appeared in Gizmodo, the Ringer, AV Club, Digital Trends, Popular Mechanics, and Time.