Palmer Luckey has commented on occasion that future virtual reality headsets will end up being like simple sunglasses, and now Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, indicates that it will be then when its true potential is reached.
Oculus Rift will arrive in our homes in the first months of 2016, but its appearance will not differ too much from the Crescent Bay prototypes that we all know very well. However, there are not a few users who are not satisfied with the bulky appearance of these devices and how they look on our face, not to mention the weight of them. Can this be an impediment for virtual reality to reach its full potential? It seems that Mark Zuckerberg thinks so, and also states that the ultimate goal is to eliminate any difference with simple glasses. “Their true potential will come when they stop being helmets and become normal glasses,” he says.
Virtual reality is going to experience an evolution similar to that of mobile phones, which have changed a lot since their first commercial versions to this day, not only in terms of appearance but also in terms of possibilities and, above all, their mass adoption by consumers. And it is that the first commercial versions of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Morpheus will be the equivalent of this.