Baby pictures and crazy uncles and Farmville, oh my!
Jimmy Kimmel strapped on a prototype of the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset Monday night and showed off his vision for a Facebook virtual-reality experience.
Instead of a 2D news feed where users scroll to see what's going on with their friends, family members and the people they haven't spoken to since high school, VR wearers could actually see these people's status updates in immersive 3D video.
Imagine that guy you haven't seen since sophomore year incessantly trying to get you to look at pictures of his new baby by actually standing in front of you and holding up shot after shot of his chubby cherub; seeing your friend Vanessa actually poking you with her finger; or watching your crazy Uncle Ron stand up and rant about how those pesky Canadians are coming into the US and stealing all of our jobs.
And that's not to mention your wacky friend Eugene screaming at the top of his lungs to get you to give him carrots for his Farmville.
Fortunately, Kimmel isn't actually working on VR, andwill likely look nothing like Kimmel's vision for an immersive Facebook, which you can see for yourself in the clip below.
The first consumer version of the Oculus Rift VR headset is expected to be available for purchase in the first quarter of 2016, when it will compete with similar products like the HTC Vive, Microsoft HoloLens, theand other gadgets or so. Hopefully Uncle Ron will have mellowed out by then.