Facebook’s Oculus wishes to let you manage VR with your hands


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Say bye-bye to the controllers.

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For years, sci-fi has actually forecasted that we will ultimately manage computer systems without a keyboard, mouse or controller. Instead, we’ll wave our hands and manage the virtual world.


Mark Zuckerberg reveals hand tracking at Oculus Connect.

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Starting next year, Facebook states it’ll be an action more detailed to that pledge. New software application being developed for its $399 Oculus Quest headset will enable you to manage the VR world with your hands, pointing and getting things with your real-life hands and seeing them control things in the real life.

“The hardware is getting out of the way, and with each step, we’re getting to a more immersive and natural experience,” stated Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, throughout a discussion at his business’s Oculus Connect designer conference in San Jose Wednesday. “The first time you just wiggle your fingers and you see that full range of motion in your hands, it takes the experience to a whole new level.”

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