NASA and Mark Zuckerberg Tease Digital Actuality View of Mars

Mark Zuckerberg needs you to get enthusiastic about digital actuality — and a panorama of Mars taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover is nearly as good a means as any to try this. The Fb CEO posted a 360-diploma view taken by the rover on (the place else) Fb earlier this week.

"You possibly can go searching such as you’re truly on the planet," he wrote, though the distortion makes the "Namib" sand dune Curosity lately handed by into extra of a sand cliff face. It is perhaps somewhat simpler to grasp when you have been sporting a headset from Oculus, the VR firm Fb bought in 2014 for $2 billion.

Associated: Why Is Fb So Positive That Digital Actuality Is the Subsequent Massive Factor?

Zuckerberg and others regularly describe in glowing phrases the potential of VR, however shoppers are but to be satisfied — largely as a result of there’s hardly any VR hardware that can be purchased simply but. However with headsets popping out from Oculus, HTC and maybe Sony too this yr, 2016 could possibly be when digital actuality lastly begins dwelling as much as the promise.