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Mark Zuckerberg and virtual reality expectations

Can Mark Zuckerberg contain virtual reality
Can Mark Zuckerberg contain virtual reality
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Has Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the top social media site Facebook, gone out on a limb not strong enough to hold his expectation and visionary ideals?

On March 25, 2014, Zuckerberg posted on his zuck Facebook page, “I’m excited to announce that we’ve agreed to acquire Oculus VR, the leader in virtual reality technology.

Our mission is to make the world more open and connected; we feel we’re in a position where we can start focusing on what platforms will come next…”

So while Facebook shells out 2 billion dollars, its shares drop by 7%, gamers are enraged posting out on reddit “For the love of God just let me play a game without begging me to post it all over the internet!” and Minecraft creator, Markus Persson pulls out of Oculus Rift Plans. “We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus,” but shortly after the news broke. “I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me out.”

Even Facebook users voice their opinion, “Your mission is still to make the world more open and connected? Like you said when you purchased snapchat (or whatever it was), but you’re still putting up “artificial fences around posts and pages, impairing visibility of your user’s posts to other users. This furthers neither openness nor connectedness.

It seems others Facebook users are in agreement with that remark to Mark Zuckerberg, as it received 4,763 likes. Mark has not replied.

A few hours later, Persson explains his actions more in-depth in a blog post titled Virtual Reality is Going to Change the World, “I don't want to work with social media, I want to work with games, this is where we part ways."

However, before Facebook can breathe easy it seems they have to convince the rest of the world they made the right choice. It doesn’t look like Facebook users have been happy of late. Users are reporting being blocked from their accounts, late updates in there news feeds getting notices of those in their connection sometimes three days later after it was posted.

Add in the government mischief and Facebook holding out on informing its account holders there is a clear line of trust, broken. Can Mark Zuckerberg pull of this dream of virtual communication, which reported caused Persson a headache and he stated it may cause vertigo for some.

See video, which we have included which explains just what vertigo is and how it can be treated. So, before this virtual world can come to life it looks like there's still some bugs in the system, where ones health is concerned.