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  • VR and the future of social platforms

    According to Mark Zuckerberg, who was present at this year's Mobile Web Congress (2010), virtual reality is the next social media platform.

    From techradar:

    "At Samsung's Unpacked event - where the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge were revealed - Zuckerberg explained about his fascination with VR and how he has been dreaming of using the technology since the age of 11.

    'I always thought there must be a way that's instead of navigating to 2D websites, you could actually be there," said Zuckerberg.

    'Today, thanks to this partnership between Samsung and Facebook that is going to happen and it wouldn't be possible to deliver this experience and price without Oculus technology.

    'One day you're going to be able to put on a headset and that's going to change the way you live, work and communicate."

    While the comment was about Samsung and Facebook (which bought Oculus Rift in 2014), it still pointed towards the potential for VR across different social platforms. While brands and media outlets (such as the Discovery Channel) are already harnessing VR, we're most excited about VR content created by regular people.

    Most DIY virtual reality content comes in the form of 360 videos such as the one below:

    We're still on the lookout for a social network that gives users the tools to publish VR content. With some of tech's greatest innovators on the case, we think it won't be long before such a platform arrives.

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