Quest 3: The Future of Virtual Reality

by Warren Seah

On Wednesday, Meta Platforms’ CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the highly anticipated Quest 3 virtual reality headset. Set to start shipping on October 10th, this wireless device comes with a price tag of $499, as previously announced.

The Quest 3 takes the VR experience to new heights by seamlessly blending virtual elements with the real world. Users can now immerse themselves in a world where virtual objects coexist with their physical surroundings.

Zuckerberg proudly revealed that the new headset boasts an impressive tenfold increase in pixel density compared to its predecessor, the Quest 2. Adding to the excitement, Microsoft Xbox games will be supported on the device.

This launch timing is significant as it precedes the expected release of Apple’s Vision Pro, its inaugural foray into the VR segment, set to hit the market in early 2024.

Of great interest to investors is Zuckerberg’s unwavering commitment to Meta’s ambitious vision for the future of the virtual realm. During the event, Zuckerberg emphasized Meta’s dedication to building human connections in the digital age. He underscored how our real world increasingly consists of a fusion between our physical existence and the digital domain.

Zuckerberg also previewed an upcoming challenge facing the industry—the seamless integration of physical and digital worlds. He envisions a future where meetings comprise both live attendees and those joining via holograms, demonstrating the astonishing possibilities on the horizon.

With the Quest 3, Meta Platforms showcases its steadfast determination to revolutionize the VR landscape. As technology continues to blur the lines between reality and imagination, Meta remains at the forefront, shaping the future of human connection.

Meta Connect: Zuckerberg Unveils Metaverse Plans at Developer Event

Mark Zuckerberg recently made a significant announcement at the keynote address of Meta Connect, a two-day developer event held in person for the first time at Meta’s Menlo Park, Calif. campus. The event focused on metaverse hardware and generative AI, and it was highly anticipated by tech enthusiasts. This marks the first in-person event since the pandemic hit in 2019, formerly known as Facebook Connect.

The keynote, which experienced a slight delay due to tight security measures, took place at an open-air pavilion located on Meta’s historic campus. Interestingly, this specific area used to be the headquarters of Sun Microsystems and was affectionately referred to as “Sun Quentin” due to its location on a small peninsula along the beautiful San Francisco Bay.

In addition to the much-awaited keynote, industry analysts predict that an update on Meta Ray-Ban Stories “smart glasses” will be provided during the event. Furthermore, recent reports from The Wall Street Journal suggest that Meta is planning to introduce a collection of AI chatbots with diverse personalities.

While the event continued on Wednesday, Meta’s shares experienced a 2.1% decline in afternoon trading.

Remember, stay informed and keep an eye out for further updates on Meta’s exciting developments.

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