November 10th, 2015


Explore the world through virtual teleportation in 2025

We would be lying if we say that we don’t have a travel wish list to visit the most breathtaking places around the world. But we know that sitting in our home or office, the best we can do is to make plans and browse through the pictures of locations we fancy. Don’t you wish that world which looks surreal was real? Well if not real, it could come close to being real, thanks to a path breaking technology called teleportation.

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Social media giant Facebook has recently acquired Oculus, a company that makes virtual reality (VR) devices, for a whooping $2 billion dollars. With this deal, Facebook plans to take simulation to the next level by adding the concept of teleportation to it by 2025. In other words, instead of transporting to a place physically, you’ll slip on a virtual-reality headset and feel you’re actually there. Let’s see how it works?

Oculus Rift 

Imagine sitting on a chair and experiencing the most amazing places like Niagara Falls, the Eiffel Tower, you always wanted to see. How cool does that sound? That’s exactly what Oculus Rift headset will be able to do. According to Facebook’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, the Oculus Rift headset will be used to build a fully functional teleporter. This will allow a user to be virtually transported to any location of his choice.

Oculus Touch

What’s the use of traveling virtually when you can’t touch and feel your surroundings? Off course, we would love to have a wholesome travel experience which goes beyond visuals. This concern is being taken care by Oculus Touch controllers that allow users to interact with their environment, as well as see their own hands. What does that mean? It means that when you pick up a pair of Oculus Touch controllers and step into a virtual world, you will have an intuitive pair of hands, allowing you to feel and sense just like your real hands do! It surely cannot get any real than this.

Here’s hoping that Facebook’s big push into virtual reality would be no less than a revolution!

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