When Face Book purchase the new virtual reality, they was looking toward the future, as to what could be the next big thing. There are going to be a lot of people using the virtual reality as an escape from many problems, so instead of going else where and causing problems, they are going to go home get into this virtual reality and relieve all there stress. Especially when other games are created.
Technology has improved so much, that Sony and Facebook will give the masses the ability and affordability to use a virtual reality device. Both companies will provide consumers with a new technology that will rival anything we have ever seen before. Virtual reality will become the new entertainment of the future.
Judging from the various reviews of the main Sony virtual reality products combined with some of the user experiences shown on the internet, it seems as if Virtual reality is here to stay and it's going to be very popular. They provide an experience which covers most of the senses and leaves the people very impressed. Should make a big impact throughout the world.
The oculus rift has already done all of this and in terms of facebook and sony itll turn out like microsofts Kinect, look how that didn't change anything. It will impact a bit, but no where near as much as oculus rift has. Virtual reality will evolve quickly soon though.
I do not believe Facebook is going to support any real innovation that people are really going to get behind. Facebook is facing a backlash and it is going to hit hard. With the concerns of the federal government and spying among citizens people are becoming more wary of posting things on the Internet. I think this will stop the progression of virtual reality because people won't be able to trust the companies, the software, or the government.