NEW YORK, February 22. /Corr. Kirill Volkov/. Facebook has opened a new division that will conduct research related to the development of technologies of three-dimensional virtual reality in the Internet space, including social media. This is stated in a statement posted Sunday on the website of the company.
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“We have a dedicated team that will focus exclusively on the study of social communication in virtual space”, – said in a statement. As pointed out in Facebook, the new Department “will explore how people can communicate and share content with the help of modern virtual technologies.”
New developments will be conducted jointly with the South Korean company Samsung, which in 2014 presented the so-called “virtual reality helmet” called Gear VR, and Oculus VR. Latest Facebook bought in the spring of 2014 for $2 billion along with the rights to the technology to another similar device – helmet Oculus Rift.
“In the future virtual reality technology will make possible entirely new types of communications, told the representatives of the social network. – For example, friends living in different parts of the world, will be able to spend time together, feeling like they are next to each other”.
In Facebook emphasized that their work on the creation of virtual communication are in a very early stage, and companies have to solve many technical problems.
That Facebook has set a goal to create and distribute a new kind of communication, it became known last summer. “Virtual reality is at the centre of our interest, because it has great information potential,” stated Zuckerberg.
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