Essentially, the idea is that you'll soon be able to craft cartoony virtual 3D items in Facebook Spaces, the social network's VR social hangout zone, and then share those items with friends through Facebook's news feed.
Usually Facebook is pretty careful about isolating its CEO from risks of the bad press, as Zuckerberg has a monumental team that helps him always to maintain the manicured image of him in front of users on the social media sites.
Commenting under the video of the livestream on Facebook, Zuckerberg said, "My goal here was to show how VR can raise awareness and help us see what's happening in different parts of the world. You can get a sense here of the damage that the hurricanes have done", Zuckerberg said during the demo, as a VR avatar based on his likeness seemed to float on a flooded street corner.
It's not really clear the point of this platform, except that it's sort of like Google Hangouts, Skype, or any other video-chat program, except that instead of seeing who you're talking to, you see their cartoon avatar.
Despite the criticism, many others on Facebook applauded Zuckerberg for keeping Puerto Rico relevant to audiences and for the $1.5 million he says the company has donated to help relief efforts there.
"One of the things that's really magical about virtual reality is you can get the feeling that you're really in a place", an animated Zuckerberg said while video of flooded houses played in the background.
A few hours later, Zuckerberg responded to that comment.
Alexander J Perez complained on Facebook: 'Ok?
One Facebook user wrote: "It seems it would be way more effective if we could see your real faces". The livestream presentation took place at the company's Menlo Park, California headquarters, with the pair wearing Oculus headsets. "That's going to help the Red Cross figure out where people are who need help and figure out how to connect them with them".
Mark Zuckerberg is delivering a keynote speech at the company's annual conference on virtual reality around 1pm ET on Wednesday.
In response, Zuckerberg wrote: "I hear that".
Much of Puerto Rico remains without running water or electricity, and dozens (and more likely hundreds) of people are dead.
Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer and the executive overseeing its internal investigation into the Russia ads, turned to Twitter last weekend to urge reporters to "try to talk to people" who've had to solve problems like fake news.
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