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A picture-perfect metaverse is years away. Meta’s prototypes prove it.

By Chris Velazco

20 Jun 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently presented mixed reality headset prototypes that confirm that his metaverse ambitions have still many years to be realized.

Meta's Starburst virtual reality prototype doesn't look anything like a traditional headset.

From some angles, it looks like someone ripped the guts out of a tiny desktop computer - including the fans - and attached a pair of heavy-duty handles to it. And those are crucial because Starburst is too heavy to wear, a result of the bulky, self-contained lamp bolted to its back.

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