Facebook Acquired Oculus Because it Would "Define the Next Generation of Computing," Says Mark Zuckerberg

By Thomas Luke

July 24, 2014

The massive impact virtual reality will have on future computing is the reason Facebook is interested in Oculus, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said.

Speaking in an investor call, Zuckerburg said that Facebook would invest heavily in the future computing was taking, as Facebook played heavily off of new devices.

We’ve mostly been a company that has played on top of the different mobile foundations other people have built

With this in mind, Zuckerberg said, it was important for Facebook to involve itself in new developments like the Oculus Rift.

One of the things I care really deeply about on a 10-year arc for the company is having a different relation to what the next set of computing platforms are. We can help define what the next generation of computing is going to be.


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