We are on the cusp of a new computing era, one built around people and relationships. With the introduction of Reality Labs, Meta is inventing a new computing platform that will change the way we interact with technology forever. This is a momentous occasion not just for Meta but for humanity. Let's take a look at what this means for us.
Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are two of the most talked-about emerging technologies. From gaming and entertainment to education and training, there are many potential applications for these cutting-edge tools. However, one area often overlooked is the potential for VR and AR to humanize our interactions with technology. In this blog post, we'll take a look at how VR and AR are being used to create more realistic and lifelike experiences and why this is important.
One company leading the charge in this area is Meta, which is working on creating photorealistic avatars, or Codec Avatars. The second generation takes the technology much further, allowing for more realistic facial expressions, the ability to move around a light source, and change outfits on the fly.
Meta even showed a simplified version of the technology called “Instant Avatar,” which can be done with your phone and processed in just a couple of hours. As mentioned in the keynote, these don’t have the same level of detail as the Codec Avatars but were still impressively realistic. Of course, these are still in the research phase, but it’s not hard to see Instant Avatars becoming a more accessible technology shortly.
The humanification of AR and VR is an area that is often overlooked, but it is essential to pay attention to. These technologies have the potential to create more realistic and lifelike experiences that can help us connect in new ways. So far, we've only scratched the surface of what's possible, but it's clear that the potential is limitless. We can't wait to see what comes next!
Author: Christian Kromme
First Appeared On: Disruptive Inspiration Daily
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