Facebook invests $150 million

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VR and AR can revolutionize learning. Meta is now investing a large amount in corresponding learning content.

I’ve learned and experienced a lot using VR glasses in recent years: I went down to the 3,000-year-old burial chamber of Egyptian Queen Nefertari and admired the art of ancient frescoes.

You’ve learned how the human eye, the Gutenberg piston, and the solar system are shaped by interacting with a 3D model, shrinking to the size of an ant, and encountering a truck-sized scorpion in the process.

I traveled across the land in search of ancient temples, went to 263 Prinsengracht and got an idea of ​​the narrowness of Anne Frank’s lair. I saw firsthand how the Corona virus tricked human cells and attacked the lungs. I also visited the World Trade Center Observatory many years before the attacks.

Meta builds on the educational capabilities of virtual and augmented reality

The potential for learning using virtual reality and augmented reality is enormous, as educational content spatially experienced can become. Education is especially important for VR (comparison) glasses, because it provides another great application scenario along with gaming, entertainment, fitness and work, and thus can help the spread of technology.

For this reason, Meta plans to invest heavily in new VR and AR learning content over the next three years: 150 million dollars The company wants to make it available during this period for matching applications and infrastructure developments.


Money for Education Metaverse

The goal is to create an ecosystem that “supports learning in the Metaverse”. By supporting XR developers who want to create relevant content and apps and through new educational partnerships.

For starters, Meta Quest 2 sells equipment along with Unity training for aspiring VR educators, and partners with a number of educational organizations and institutions such as VictoryXR, BYJU’s FutureSchool, Generation, Urban Arts Partnership, and the Peace Literacy Institute. They should produce high quality virtual reality educational content of a modular nature.

The initiative was announced at Connect 2021 (watch the video).

Read more about Oculus Quest 2:

Order Meta Quest 2 from Germany

The Meta Quest 2 will not be sold in Germany at the moment. It is not known how long this ban will last.

On Amazon France, you can buy the Meta Quest 2 as usual. advice: Right-click on the webpage and select “Translate”.

Meta Quest – 128GB | Oculus Quest – 256 GB

note: You can order from Amazon France with your German account. The VR glasses support German language in the menus. Regional lock by Facebook is currently inactive – Quest 2 is working normally. Amazon France delivers in a few days, some devices even ship from warehouses in Germany.

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