New Delhi: Mark Zuckerberg has announced a new virtual reality headset for Meta that will cost around $1,000. While speaking to Joe Rogan on his podcast, Zuckerberg announced that the new headphones will be released in October.
Zuckerberg pointed to the company’s Project Cambria, a virtual and mixed reality headset on top of the current Quest 2 model that uses advanced eye and face-tracking features to naturally represent the wearer’s expressions and body language.
“Nonverbal communication when people are with each other is more than verbal,” he said. He added that VR headsets would give one the ability to “have some kind of eye contact in virtual reality”. He explained, “If you’re smiling or if you’re frowning or if you’re frown, or whatever your expression is, make sure that you translate that in real time to your avatar.”
Although Zuckerberg didn’t say anything about the price of the headset, according to Variety, the next-generation VR headset will be more than double the cost of the current Meta Quest 2 (available in $400 and $500 models). Various reports indicate that Meta has previously confirmed that the upcoming VR headset will cost “a lot more” than $800. In the same interview, Zuckerberg also admitted that Facebook censored the “Hunter Biden laptop” story for a week. Mark said he did so because of a public request from the FBI to restrict electoral disinformation.
Mark, while being highly criticized on Twitter for completely blocking the story, admitted that they censored the story on Facebook, reducing its spread. So our protocol is different from Twitter, he said. What Twitter did.. they said.. you can’t share this at all. We don’t. What we did was..if something was reported to us as potential misinformation…important misinformation, we also run external fact-checking programs because we don’t want to decide what’s true and what’s wrong and…I think it was Five or seven days when it was determined whether it was fundamentally wrong, Facebook’s distribution was reduced, but people were still allowed to share it. “So you can still share it, you can still consume it,” he added, after which Joe interrupted and asked if the story’s distribution had gone down.
Mark replied by saying, “The rank and newsfeed was basically a little lower, so there were fewer people who saw it than they would have seen otherwise.” While the debate continued, Republicans accused Facebook of suppressing conservative voices.
Mark concluded, “We kind of thought, Hey, look if the FBI that I consider to be a legitimate institution in this country … they come to us and tell us we need to be careful about something, then I want to take this seriously.” He later expressed regret over Facebook’s response to the story. When Joe later asked, “Are there any regrets about not distributing it evenly and for limiting the distribution of that story?” Zuckerberg lamented.
In 2020, the New York Post revealed tens of thousands of emails between Biden’s son Hunter and business partners from Ukraine. The New York Post claimed, in the disclosure, that the emails revealed how Biden’s son benefited from his political reach in his overseas business dealings.
The New York Times reported that Biden’s presidential campaign rejected the New York Post’s report on Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and his son Hunter.