During Tuesday’s F8 Keynote, Facebook had plenty of things to share about what they wanted to see with the popular social media site in the future. One of those things they are calling VR Memories. VR memories are when they use virtual reality to bring back the users childhood memories. It may sound complicated and definitely weird but cool at the same time. Imagine signing on Facebook one day and you see your childhood memories looking back at you. What would you do if they took your plain old two dimensional pictures and turned them into virtual reality childhood memories? How would something like this work, though?

How it Works

According to TechCrunch, they will take your older 2D pictures and use computers to turn those flat images into something they call spatial point clouds. These spatial point clouds will give the users a weird, ethereal sense of the locations where the photos were taken, taking them back to their childhood, possibly.

Although many of us don’t really know how they will accomplish this, they admitted that it was still under development, and is just an idea right now. However, it seems as though they are trying to use virtual reality to dig deeper into people’s childhood memories. One of Facebook’s executives told the audience at the F8 Keynote, during the live demo, that what they plan to do with VR is “like a Facebook album that has come to life.” Sounds pretty cool, right?

Will They Succeed?

Only time will tell if this will really work well or not. How impressive it will be will actually depend on how much information about the user it will need to be given in order to send out these spatial point clouds to make 3D “childhood memories” from the plain 2D older and flat images. It truly all depends on how much they are promising the users of the popular social media platform.

What do you think about this new feature that may be coming to your Facebook in the near future? Sound off with your opinions on this and let everyone know what you think!


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