VR still mostly used for games and entertainment. But that's evolving
One day you'll put on a headset and that'll change the way you work and communicate
That's why Facebook is investing early on in VR
"VR is going to be the most social platform"
"Gear VR is by far the best mobile VR experience"
"Samsung is the only company that can deliver the low-persistence displays required for VR"
"No other company can deliver this experience"
"We've also worked with Samsung to make VR affordable"
That's where the $99 price target came from
As a result, millions of people will get their hands on a Gear VR. Already over 200 games and apps available
This is starting to be like a rock concert. Folks leaving their seats, rushing the stage.
Over the past year we've been working to make VR videos part of Facebook
"Our community already loves 360 videos"
(Yeahhhh! They're showing the @blueangles Gear VR video! It's soooo good.)
"Hundreds of new 360 videos uploaded every day"
"One day soon, all of us will have the power to broadcast live, everything we're doing"
"But to get there we'll need to solve lots of complex engineering challenges"
One solution is dynamic streaming: only delivering the portion of the picture you're looking at instead of the whole sphere
All this tech will come to Gear VR in the next few weeks
Facebook committed to VR in the longterm, Zuck says
Since Oculus joined Facebook, we've put engineers onto VR to accelerate progress
Zucks' out. Back to DJ Koh
Koh thanking Zuck for his partnership and commitment
"At Samsung we've been leading progress and innovation in mobile industry for almost three decades."
Everything we do comes from commitment to see doorway where others see a barrier
"You will be at the heart of our inspiration and innovation."
Thanking us all for coming. Looks like we're about to wrap up here