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Zuckerberg Just Revealed a VR Office for Remote Workers, Spoiler Alert: It’s Awful

Back when Meta was still known as Facebook, the company tried to acquire several smaller subsidiaries one of which was the company behind the Oculus VR headset. This headset was rebranded as Quest, and it is likely going to be a core component of the company’s plans for the future because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up going well with the Metaverse or so Mark Zuckerberg seems to think.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the tech billionaire recently revealed what a VR office might look like if you’re using Horizon Home, and the consensus is that it looks downright terrible. Some have compared it to a bland dentist’s office, while others have not commented on how it looks but have questioned its value. According to Zuckerberg, people can take calls, answer emails and do anything else they need to from their virtual home office, and you wouldn’t be alone in thinking that there is nothing special about that.

People can do all of these things from a computer, and having to put a headset on is an extra step that most would not want to go through with all things having been considered and taken into account. In spite of the fact that this is the case, Zuckerberg and Meta seem to be pushing forward with these products, which some are referring to as solutions that are in search of a problem that requires them even though no one really feels the need to use a VR headset to work from home.

Several attempts to get basic work done through Meta’s VR offerings have revealed that it actually makes things harder instead of making them easier. Meta’s decision to focus on a tech that doesn’t seem to provide much value is surprising to say the least, even though it has some applications when it comes to user created experiences, virtual events and a few other things. Even if this is just a prototype, it’s not a very appealing one.


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