Facebook Virtual TechnologyThe recognized enterprise and social network founded by Mark Zuckerberg (Also CEO of this one) begins to give way to new technological patents once begin the buying of other companies to integrate to its own platforms; Some of the buys from Facebook to apply to other projects were enterprises such as WhatsApp for 21.800 million dollars, Instagram for 1.000 million dollars or Masquerade for a cost that isn’t exactly known. This is one of the most common options of companies; the integrating for new technologies, not to create them, if not buy and modify them until accomplish the own objective.

Currently many of the companies require large technologies to reach a maximum efficiency on its personal develop, and here’s where we find with enterprises as Facebook that to improve its technical crew prefers to make a buying from other company and acquire those knowledge to its current employees. There are also multi millionaire companies that buy other companies only for the popularity of this, if it’s a company with future for being an app that was downloaded a thousand times, is always used and even can be integrated improvements, then it’ll worth much more than they think, and there’s where begin the struggle among companies, offering much money than previously.

Poor beginning

The Facebook decision to buy Oculus VR was some precipitated, but perhaps in the best moment of virtual reality in 2014 for 2.000 million dollars, an offer that Palmer Luckey couldn’t waste if he wanted to expand his new technology. At beginning Facebook wouldn’t have developed many things with Oculus VR, maybe was just a monetary impulse for Palmer Luckey (Founder of Oculus VR) to start having more freedom to create his projects counting with more economic power and the big sponsorship of Facebook.

Since then Oculus VR has only improved its patent such as Oculus Rift; the first step of virtual reality was noticed with virtual reality glasses called Oculus Rift that surprised the world with this new prototype. On nowadays Facebook keeps sponsoring to Oculus VR nevertheless, yet we don’t see a tangible project from Facebook with Oculus VR, one of the integrations of some features from Oculus Rift on the social network Facebook is the capacity to see some images on 360º with virtual reality glasses.

Betting all for virtual reality

The big conference for developers from Oculus was celebrated in San José (California) where everyone contributes and shows their most recent ideas about virtual reality. Oculus Connect 3 is the name of the conference most expected for many users and even for Facebook employees to know the intentions that had the CEO Mark Zuckerberg with Oculus and the virtual reality. Facebook has been revolutionizing from its beginning in 2004, but integrate the virtual reality to a social network was a dream came true thank to Oculus VR.

Mark Zuckerberg in Oculus Connect 3 reached to give a sample of what would be “The social network from the future” showing features never seen in some other project of virtual reality. Facebook will create a new virtual reality prototype called “Oculus Touch”; a device and a controller accessory of your hands to handle up in a digital environment of Facebook.

Parties, Rooms and Avatars

Facebook in its conference of Oculus Connect 3 also did mention about these 3 apps for the virtual reality. If wasn’t enough including 360º grades images in facebook, now will be included 3 apps to start giving way with the virtual reality on the biggest and most internationally known social network, Facebook.

With these apps, the Oculus Touch and a virtual environment we even will be able to create conferences in real time and furthermore with virtual reality included. With the new avatars we will be able to create a profile the most similar to us that will appear in the virtual environment on conferences between users. The function will also be in Oculus Rift but, according Mark Zuckerberg will be launched to beginnings of 2017 to create more tests.

More than a social network

Facebook left to be only a social network after buying some companies and the clear example is Oculus VR. Facebook is one of the most recognized companies on international level due to its social network but within the enterprise are managed other patents to make of much more interaction the user of the social network with the most advanced technologies. This is due to Facebook isn’t only registered as a social network on internet if not as a company with offices, personnel in charge of monitoring, specialized personnel, among others…

Nowadays Facebook is the most used social network and the most recognized of internet, at beginning was only a social network that offered to users connect to each others in international level, but currently even Facebook sells goods and services to their users and also the possibility of marketing of our apps, ads from internet or advertising campaigns of our company to more than 1.700 million users.

Estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas en el Instituto Universitario Politécnico Santiago Mariño en Venezuela. Redactor freelance para VOFEEL international desde 2016. Amante de la música clásica y de la tecnología. [English]: System engineering student at Santiago Mariño University. Freelancer writer for Vofeel since 2016. Classical music and technology lover.