Facebook in Virtual Reality

1988  Andrew Mishkin wearing a 3-D virtual display helmet that is connected to a six-wheeled roving vehicle. 

1988  Andrew Mishkin wearing a 3-D virtual display helmet that is connected to a six-wheeled roving vehicle. 

Just when you thought Social Media couldn't get any more invasive, Facebook announced they are producing virtual reality versions of its apps that would allow users to share their current surroundings with other users.  

Last year Facebook bought virtual reality startup Oculus VR, maker of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset for $2 billion which foreshadowed this new development.  Facebook's head of product development Chris Cox didn't give away too much information during his interview at Recode’s Code Media conference, but he did mention that he imagines Virtual Reality could become an everyday way of sharing. "You'll do it. Beyoncé will do it," he said.  

"A while" is as specific as Cox would get when asked to suggest when we might be able to try Facebook in virtual reality. "We're a long way away from everyone having those headsets" Cox said.   

Would you wear a VR headset to chat with your friends?  Which raises the question... Is Facebook still cool?