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Forget texting, emailing or chatting on social media. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg wants you to communicate via virtual reality (VR). Bloomberg Businessweek journalists Bryant Urstadt and Sarah Frier interview Zuckerberg and his dedicated Oculus team, the people making a future for VR. Their goal is to connect seven billion people across the world, revolutionizing communication. They must overcome numerous technical hitches, but they have plenty of funds, vision and commitment, so anything seems possible. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone with an interest in the future of communication.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg bought the virtual reality company Oculus,
  • What Zuckerberg has planned for it, and
  • What technical challenges the Oculus team faces.

About the Authors

Bryant Urstadt is a features editor at Bloomberg Businessweek and writer. Sarah Frier reports for Bloomberg Businessweek on social media and start-ups.



In 2014, Mark Zuckerberg bought Oculus – a virtual reality (VR) company – for $2 billion. Oculus produces the Oculus Rift headset, which provides a full immersion audiovisual experience. It’s currently a sophisticated gaming interface, but Zuckerberg has plans for it to become a new way of watching...

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