Facebook shows their vision of virtual work using AR and VR

Facebook has long believed in the importance of immersive media, such as augmented reality and virtual reality. Not only entertainment, but also the future of social interaction and virtual work lies in the new media. The current COVID-19 pandemic is changing the way we work in the office and motivating Facebook to break new ground.



According to the head of the AR and VR department at Facebook, technology will determine the future of virtual working. Andrew “Boz” Bosworth recently published a video that looks at the future of work and what prototypes currently exist on Facebook.

Even though the video is not long, it gives a good insight into the vision of the social media giant. We see floating displays and unique gesture controls that allow interaction with the virtual elements.


“In the future, we could create a super-powered augmented workspace with multiple customizable screens in VR, unbounded from the limits of physical monitors. It would leverage technologies like Passthrough to create a mixed reality productivity experience that allows people to switch between real and virtual worlds at any time, improving spatial awareness while offering the flexibility we’re accustomed to with laptops and other common devices.”


The video shows the so called Passthrough of Oculus, where the headsets use cameras at the Oculus Rift to merge reality with the virtual world. In this way virtual objects can be placed in space and it is possible to interact with them.

The demo shows a fusion of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality and is intended to demonstrate the potential that lies in this technology. Mixed Reality, according to Facebook, is the future of our media world and will lead to a seamless fusion of virtual and real in the coming years.



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Alexander Pinker
Alexander Pinkerhttps://www.medialist.info
Alexander Pinker is an innovation profiler, future strategist and media expert who helps companies understand the opportunities behind technologies such as artificial intelligence for the next five to ten years. He is the founder of the consulting firm "Alexander Pinker - Innovation Profiling", the innovation marketing agency "innovate! communication" and the news platform "Medialist Innovation". He is also the author of three books and a lecturer at the Technical University of Würzburg-Schweinfurt.

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