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Facebook Buys Oculus VR: What's Next?

Virtual friends socializing in virtual reality? There's a headset for that.

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Kristin Burnham
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3/26/2014 | 1:39:15 PM
Good or bad decision?
People seem to be split 50/50 on this acquisition: Is Facebook a genius and forsees a future that others have not, or is Facebook crazy for plunking down $2 billion for this company? What do you think?
Whoopty
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3/26/2014 | 11:07:29 AM
Devil's Advocate
While I can't help but feel a bit sad that a startup like Oculus has been bought by a mega corporation like Facebook, especially with the way it's treated users in the past, I think it's probably best for everyone in the long run. Oculus gets more capital, Facebook can expand into new directions and help improve the uptake of the hardware and it'll help shake off the "just for gaming," feel it has. VR could be used for so much more. 
Lorna Garey
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3/26/2014 | 10:40:28 AM
Reality/fiction
The book "Ready Player One" is instructive here (http://readyplayerone.com/) - the protagonist escapes his miserable, post-apocalyptic life in an online world where he goes to school and hangs out and everyone is young and hip. Sadly, in "real" life he gets fat and out of shape and lives in a bare apartment with the windows blacked out.

Excuse me while I curl up under my desk and whimper. 
KimA474
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3/26/2014 | 10:33:20 AM
Lol
Oculus VR has nothing in common with Oculus ...Innovative Sciences. Unless u consider the idiotic traders buying up Oculus VR today ( then realizing mistake, dumping later)
TimothyC934
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3/26/2014 | 10:29:38 AM
Horrible idea
I mean, the idea that a company that has a social network and likes to display ads getting into something you wear on your face like glasses is a horrible idea. Absolutely horrible. Google would never, ever... oh wait...
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