Virtual reality was promised to us long ago by countless science-fiction writers, but all we got was bulky low-res devices with wires everywhere. Well, okay – things are not that bad, but VR is far from perfect in its current state. Facebook is one of the big players in the VR game, and it seems the company is exploring new technology, that can make VR systems much more compact and comfortable.
Shown on the left, a photograph captured with the proof-of-concept research device shown above. On the right, a photograph taken through a larger full-color benchtop prototype.
However, there’s a caveat. The prototype is far from ready. In its current form, Facebook’s VR glasses can only display green light images. The researchers will try to make a transition from their big desktop prototype (that can display full-color images) to the cool portable glasses, shown above. Let’s hope they succeed.