Facebook Plans to Develop a ‘Teleporter’ by 2025

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Mike Schroepfer, Facebook’s chief technical officer, announced on Tuesday that Facebook wants to create a fully functioning teleporter by the year 2025.

Schroepfer told an audience during a press conference at the Dublin Web Summit that Facebook plans on “effectively building a teleporter,” but, perhaps, not in the way most might think.

Teleportation is the transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without having to  actually travel physically between the two regions.

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Schroepfer and Facebook, however, plan on advancing their virtual reality technology to the point where teleportation is simulated realistically to the senses — that includes adding physical feedback and real-time world reconstruction.

Facebook acquired Oculus VR last year, and in May Oculus teamed up with a 3D-scene reconstruction company called Surreal Vision. Together the two companies intend on creating a technology that streams a live environment into virtual reality.

Although VR is currently nothing more than a theoretical fascination for the average person, Facebook, Oculus and Surreal Vision are working hard to make teleportation a reality. Schroepfer said:

“Facebook wants to build a device that allows you to be anywhere you want, with anyone, regardless of geographic boundaries.”

Source: Business Insider

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