Has the future of human-computer interfaces taken a wrong turn?
Here I am, looking at the rise of connectivity in everything and the rise on contextual intelligence apparent in services like Google Now, hoping that I can stop spending my days starting at a tiny screen and live a life aided by technology as opposed to immersed in it. But then I learned that Facebook is planning to pay $2 billion for Oculus VR, the virtual reality gaming headset maker, and read what founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote on his timeline about the deal:
After games, we’re going to make Oculus a platform for many other experiences. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face — just by putting on goggles in your home.
This is really a new…
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