Zuckerberg's new VR avatars are surprisingly realistic

3D Metaverse Codec Avatar of Mark Zuckerberg
(Image credit: Lex Fridman via YouTube)

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled the latest advancement in Meta's VR technology, which is now capable of recreating a photorealistic rendition of the user's face. In an interview hosted by computer scientist and podcaster Lex Fridman, both parties sported Meta Quest Pro headsets and conversed entirely in VR, showcasing a huge improvement from Zuckerberg's previous adventures in the Metaverse. 

The sophisticated technology uses Meta’s extremely (and disturbingly) lifelike Codec avatars that are still in the prototype phase, but there are plans to develop the technology for general consumers in the near future. (If you want a taste of virtual reality, check out our collection of the best VR headsets).

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.