Though few doubt Zuckerberg's intentions, his livestream left him open to criticism and failed to communicate his desired message. Zuckerberg said that they intend to donate more than $1.5 million for the cause. Virtual reality has been a major focus for Facebook and other major tech firms such as Microsoft and HTC, but consumers haven't been quite as enthusiastic.
Zuckerberg replied, "I hear that". Mark Zuckerberg who received tremendous backlash posted a brief comment below his VR live-stream video saying that he meant no offense.
Critics called the move "disaster tourism" and accused the company of using the suffering of the U.S. territory for promotion.
You'll also be able to create interactive objects with Oculus Medium, a platform that works in much the same way as the AR technology we've already seen with Apple's ARKit and Google's ARCore.
Mr Zuckerberg was attempting to explain how Facebook's computer vision technologies allowed it to build population maps, creating a profile for infrastructure from satellite imagery. The two demonstrated Facebook's VR tool Spaces and discussed the social network's partnership with NetHope and the American Red Cross. "One of the things that's really magical about VR is you can get the feeling you're really in a place".
Spaces is a social app for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset that is designed to help you feel immersed in different scenarios. You can change the background of the world you're chatting in (which the company calls "teleporting" to somewhere else), and to show off this functionality, Zuckerberg and Rubin headed to Puerto Rico, which is still reeling from the effects of hurricane Maria. Facebook's "Live 360 Ready" program, which covers devices and software suites from third parties, has also added the Insta360 Air, Insta360 Nano and Insta360 Pro to its lineup - all of which will allow more users to use the very expensive feature.