From Augmented Photography Lenses to VR Social Networks

By: Joey Haar - May 27, 2017
Virtual reality has become actual reality, and the May 2017 VR trends show that even heavy hitters in the tech industry are making use of the once-niche entertainment medium. Since virtual reality essentially promises the lofty, experiential thrill that 3D films have never really managed to deliver, it's perfectly understandable that large and diverse companies would be interested in taking a strike at it while the iron is still hot.

The most notable player to grace the May 2017 VR trends is none other than Facebook. Announced during F8, the annual developers conference, Facebook Spaces will deliver virtual hangouts in which users connect with one another through the proxy of avatars. The Facebook feature will eventually upload the company's complete catalog of 360-degree imagery, meaning that users will be able to virtually meet almost anywhere.