The news has been circulating all over the Internet recently; Facebook has purchased Oculus Rift for $2 billion dollars. We recently ran a story about how industries outside of the device’s original gaming market could benefit from such a technology, especially real estate. Now it would appear as though those musings are closer to reality than we would have thought possible just a few weeks ago.
Facebook is widely utilized by real estate professionals for its ubiquitous reach throughout nearly all segments of society. Agents can connect with buyers, sellers and even just people who are interested in what they have to say. Now with Facebook purchasing the virtual reality platform, the financial clout and culture of innovation at the company will surely be a boon to fledgling technology that will only be helpful in the long term towards allowing the device to realize its full potential.
In our original piece, we mentioned the possibility of virtual reality virtual tours as one such use of the device’s potential. There are plenty of other possible applications, from medical to entertainment. The Oculus Rift gives reason for people in many different professions reason to be excited. Given Facebook’s goal of trying to be everything to everybody, there is increasing reason for such excitement.
There are also several other companies making strides into virtual reality hardware. If those devices live up to expectations, there is always the chance that what is possible with the Oculus Rift could also be possible with those devices as developers produce solutions to make things compatible across different platforms. There is great potential in these devices, and assuming the public does not simply dismiss them as a fad as in the past, there would be serious money to be made in many different sectors. Given Facebook’s commitment to the technology, chances are that this time around the technology will not fade away so easily.
Our original article about the Oculus Rift covered how it could be used in real estate. If you would like to read that or other articles about current real estate trends, visit our homepage at: http://bonniebarbieriteam.com
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