Mark Zuckerberg 'tours' flooded Puerto Rico in Virtual reality

Mark Zuckerberg and Rachel franklin

Avatars of Mark Zuckerberg along with Facebook’s head of social virtual reality, Rachel Franklin, visited hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico on Monday in livestream that was part disaster tourism, I am guessing its just a promo video like others.

The two teleported to different locations using Facebook’s “social VR” tool Spaces. In real life, they were speaking from the comfort of their offices in the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, California, wearing virtual reality headsets.

“Rachel and I aren’t even in the same building in the physical world, but it feels like we’re in the same place and can make eye contact,” Mark said right before he and Rachel high-fived within the virtual space with Puerto Rico devastation around them.
“One of the things that’s really magical about VR is you can get the feeling you’re really in a place,” said Zuckerberg as his grinning avatar floated over scenes of flooding and destruction.