Meta needs to move the ‘Visible Turing Take a look at’ with their new VR headsets

Right now, Meta’s very personal CEO Mark Zuckerberg partially revealed the set of digital actuality headsets that leaked final month. It consists of the precise prototypes of Butterscotch, Half Dome, Starburst, and Holocake 2 in addition to the upcoming Undertaking Cambria. And for the primary time, the futuristic idea of Mirror Lake has additionally been teased.


  • Meta teases 4 prototype headsets that every showcase broad VR advances.
  • Meta’s goal is to create a tool that’s able to producing ultra-realistic graphics.
  • Undertaking Cambria is a successor to the Oculus Quest 2 that shall be launched in 2022.

Not like the present Oculus Quest 2 and the anticipated Undertaking Cambria MR (blended actuality) headsets slated later this 12 months, the 4 prototype headsets are aimed to deliver hyper or ultra-realistic graphics by VR. In a digital press briefing, Zuckerberg spoke about ultimately passing the ‘Visible Turing Take a look at’. Analog to the Turing Take a look at, the place an individual can not distinguish whether or not they’re speaking to a human or a machine, passing the Visible Turing Take a look at implies that you wouldn’t have the ability to distinguish the image high quality from VR glasses from the actual world.

All 4 headsets are nowhere close to prepared for shoppers. What the corporate demonstrated are the thrilling applied sciences accompanied by these units earlier than they’re prepared for Metaverse.

Butterscotch with Retinal Decision

The primary VR headset talked about is Butterscotch. It appears like a naked Oculus Quest 2, however with the first function to ship retinal decision. This implies will probably be in a position to show 55 pixels per diploma or about 2.5 instances the decision of the present Quest 2. The excessive decision will allow customers to learn the 20/20 line on a digital eye chart. One caveat is that the sphere of view is half of the Quest 2’s 110 levels.

Meta Butterscotch Prototype
Meta Butterscotch Prototype VR headset with retinal decision / © Meta

Half Dome with varifocal optics and eye-tracking expertise

Notably, the Half Dome is one other prototype headset that additionally resembles a typical VR headset. It’s geared up with a varifocal lens and eye monitoring expertise that tries to unravel the issue of focal depth. Half Dome lets customers deal with any object at any distance whereas additionally minimizing optical distortions by software program strategies.

Meta Half Dome VR headset prototype
Half Dome VR headset with varifocal lens / © Meta

Starburst with HDR

Regardless of wanting like boxy binoculars with plenty of wires and a few laptop followers, Starburst is certainly seeking to be essentially the most attention-grabbing prototype. In accordance with Meta, it is the primary HDR headset that has been constructed. The headset’s show is rated to have 20,000 nits of brightness so as to obtain very lifelike vivid colours akin to nature’s brightness stage.

Holocake 2 and Mirror Lake

Finally, Meta’s objective is to deliver all of the above applied sciences into a skinny and transportable headset just like the Holocake 2. It is a working and polished prototype that makes use of holographic lenses and helps PC VR video games however with out the HDR, retinal decision, and varifocal optics. That is the place Mirror Lake is available in. Sadly, it is nonetheless an idea and Meta has not but developed an precise prototype of it.

Meta Holo Cake 2 VR headset
Meta Holocake 2 with holographic show / © Meta

When are these hyperrealistic Meta VR headsets coming?

Till now, there is no particular 12 months on once we can lastly see a completed product of one of many prototypes that had been revealed. Meta is anticipated to launch Undertaking Cambria first later this 12 months, the successor to Oculus Quest 2. The corporate has not revealed the total options of the blended actuality headset other than the improved digital camera sensors that shall be used to permit pass-through graphics such as you’d discover on AR glasses.

Do you suppose that individuals will absolutely embrace AR/VR within the coming years as soon as graphics are now not distinguishable from the actual world and the ‘Visible Turing Take a look at’ has been handed? Tell us your solutions under. 

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