How to close the reality gap

We can’t have real virtual reality without a sense of touch

The moment I read that Facebook wanted to “effectively build a teleporter” by 2025, I knew my week was about to go downhill quickly. If Facebook were actually working on a teleporter, that would be fascinating, if bizarre. But according to Business Insider, chief technical officer Mike Schroepfer just told reporters at this week’s Dublin Web Summit that he wants the Oculus Rift to become “a device that allows you to be anywhere you want, with anyone, regardless of geographic boundaries.” Early steps include “closing the reality gap” by showing people themselves and others, realistically imitating the environment, and letting people create their own worlds. ….[READ]

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