Through an Instagram video, Mark Zuckeberg presented the prototypes of virtual reality glasses with which he seeks to conquer the market in the face of the metaverse.
With billions of dollars to implement the entrance to the metaverse, Mark Zuckerberg , CEO of Meta , has shown for the first time the prototypes of what will be his virtual reality glasses .
Through an Instagram video, he showed the world his Butterscotch, Starbust, Holocake 2 and Mirror Lake lenses. To these he accompanied them with a high-end prototype called Half Dome.
This will be the look at virtual reality
What Facebook is looking for is to provide a quality close to the sight of the human retina. With Butterscotch, for example, it offers a resolution of 1832 x 1920 pixels per eye, allowing users to read a 20/20 line of sight on an eye chart. To do this, the field of vision has been reduced and a hybrid lens has been created. However, it is still in a long development.
The Reality Labs division, in charge of VR tools, came up with the idea that with Starbust, which is a huge prototype, you can get the best brightness in images thanks to a device behind the LCD panels. With this, you can expect to have more than 100 nits in virtual reality and be able to reach the 10 thousand that televisions do reach. However, the size is a big obstacle and the challenge is to minimize its dimensions.
This is the most modern of all the prototypes shown to date. With this virtual reality lens , it is possible to send holograms to the device instead of light. With this, it has been possible to reduce your size and weight.
As mentioned, this is the most realistic design in terms of progress and is the one that can work with PCs currently on the market. However, its specialized lasers are too expensive to be mass marketed.
With the Half Domes, Facebook is trying to highlight the focus. The company believes that, with screens with depth of focus of 60 pixels per degree, correct focus/blur could be achieved at multiple layers and not just at one angle.
The varifocal technology works with eye tracking to detect what we look at and captured it in four high-end Half Dome models. Even so, the shifting focus by distance is not accurate or correct.
Mirror Lake is a conceptual design with a form factor similar to a ski goggle that will integrate almost all of the advanced visual technologies that it has been incubating for the last seven years, including varifocal and eye tracking, in a compact, lightweight device. and low consumption.
There’s still time left
Mark Zuckerberg has been optimistic about this revelation, but asks for calm.
“We are exploring new ground in how physical systems work and how we perceive the world,” Zuckerberg said. “I think virtual and augmented mixed reality are important technologies, and we are starting to see them come to life. And if we can make progress on the kinds of advancements that we’ve been talking about here, that will lead to a future where computing is built on and more about people and how we experience the world. And that’s going to be better than any of the computing platforms we have today.”
“I’ve talked a lot about how, in the future, many of the physical objects that we have will no longer need to exist as physical objects,” Zuckerberg said. “Screens are a good example. If you have a good mixed reality headset or augmented reality glasses, that screen or TV on your wall could just be a hologram in the future. It doesn’t have to be something physical that is much more expensive.”