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Google Glass engineer Adrian Wong joins fight for car park spaces at Oculus VR

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Adrian Wong spent three and a half years as Google Glass’ lead electrical engineer - but left at the start of this month to work on a chunkier set of goggles.

Wong lists himself as a “professional daydreamer” on LinkedIn, but his new role at Oculus will see him “Building the Metaverse” for the commercial Rift headset.

Wong had been with Google since December 2010. Given Oculus VR’s recent Facebook acquisition, that’s a Cold War-style defection.

Before Google, Wong worked for US national security specialists Sandia National Laboratories - so classic double agent material.

“Surprise! Today is my last day at Google,” Wong told colleagues via Facebook on May 2. “Three rollercoaster years with Google[x] and Glass. What amazing memories. Now, time for the next great adventure!”

Wong worked as a hardware engineering manager on the consumer Google Glass’ systems and camera, which probably makes him Facebook’s second-best acquisition in the last few weeks. 

Though as Oculus hoover up yet another id veteran, their game dev team is looking just as strong, wouldn’t you say?

Thanks to TechCrunch and Polygon.

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Shriven Avatar
3 Years ago

Now, Google will sue Facebook. Both systems codes use the nnumber 2 more than once. Not a coincidence ;S

Belimawr Avatar
3 Years ago

actually google would have more a basis for the claim due to the amount of money and work they have put into it, but the majority of google software is open source, so as long as they pay the fees to sell it, nothing would ever happen.

there is also the fact Google now owns a hell of a lot of copyrights that could shut down nearly every electronic device if they chose to enforce them, but they don't because Google is more interested in penetration and money making through other means.

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3 Years ago

I see this as jumping the wrong way, I see augmented reality doing a lot more than VR ever will.