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Oculus Founder, at Center of Legal Battle Over VR, Departs Facebook

Palmer Luckey, a founder of the Facebook-owned virtual-reality company Oculus, speaking with a reporter at a San Francisco conference in 2014. Credit Jason Henry for The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Palmer Luckey, a founder of the virtual-reality technology company Oculus, has left Facebook three years after the social network acquired his company for close to $3 billion.

Mr. Luckey’s departure was announced two months after a trial in federal court over allegations that he and several colleagues had stolen trade secrets from a video-game publisher, ZeniMax Media, to create the Oculus technology. A jury found Facebook liable for $500 million in damages, in part for Mr. Luckey’s violation of a confidentiality agreement.

“Palmer will be dearly missed,” Tera Randall, an Oculus spokeswoman, said in a statement. “His inventive spirit helped kick-start the modern VR revolution and helped build an industry.”

Ms. Randall declined to disclose the terms of Mr. Luckey’s departure.

The move adds another twist to Facebook’s bumpy foray into virtual-reality technology. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has bet big on virtual reality as part of the social network’s future, saying he envisioned social interactions between people will someday exist inside virtual worlds. Oculus, he has said, could be a catalyst for that.

But from the start, Oculus has run into problems. Adoption of the Oculus technology and headsets has been slower than Facebook had anticipated. The selection of content made for VR headsets is still small, though growing.

“These things end up being more complex than you think upfront,” Mr. Zuckerberg said in January while appearing in court for the ZeniMax trial. “If anything, we may have to invest even more money to get to the goals we had than we had thought upfront.”

Mr. Zuckerberg has committed to spending more than $3 billion over the next decade to get virtual reality off the ground and into the mainstream.

Mr. Luckey has had other stumbles. In 2016, it became public that he had donated $10,000 to Nimble America, a pro-Trump political organization that promoted far-right memes and slogans on social media sites like Reddit, Twitter and Facebook. He has since apologized for the impact his actions had on Oculus and its partners.

Mr. Luckey did not immediately respond to a Facebook message requesting comment.

In January, Facebook appointed a new leader, Hugo Barra, to head up the company’s virtual-reality efforts, including Oculus.

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Game over: Are we ready to die?

Game over: Are we ready to die?
Game over: Are we ready to die?We are all going to die someday. 

This is a fact and one of the few things we can be sure as humans. 

Nevertheless, death is never present in our lives; we carry on doing things as it would never happen to us.

We use to be speechless when, for example, we see somebody who has been diagnosed a terminal illness. 

We have the feeling nothing we can say or do will make things better.

To this point, I am in the need to share something it happened to me.

 

In November 2003 I was diagnosed to have cancer in my right parotid gland.

This is a quite rare place to have cancer, and very dangerous too, due to its proximity and a shortcut to our brain and other vital parts of our body.

Along 4 months I did not find a doctor who was willing to operate me, adducing lack of experience and not willing to take the risk of not succeeding or provoking me bad side effects due to the operation.

Finally, I got to know a doctor who, for a huge sum of money and previously signing a letter on which I would not claim him in case side effects or lack of success, he agreed to do it. I got some chemotherapy sessions after that, and to date, I can say the thing is over.

During these 4 months, and until I got the great new that there were no more signs of cancer in my body, I faced death daily.

When some “expert people” speak about showing empathy to those who have a terminal illness, or to learn about negative things in our life, well, sometimes I can’t resist having a sardonic smile in my inner thoughts, thinking:

If you knew what is the feeling to wake up in the morning, giving thanks you did.
If you knew the pain of the doubt about not knowing if you are waking up again.
If you knew for sure many things you wanted to do, are never going to happen.
If you knew that death is not as frightening as not being alive.
If you knew that having a painful death is scarier than the death itself.
If you knew I am not interested in your empathy or compassion.
If you knew how painful self-regrets can be for things you did and you didn’t.
If you knew how it feels to see your loved ones suffering hopelessly for you.
If you knew how it’s like to see that even if you are still alive, you are already dead for the rest.
But I know the answers to all of above. And I am sorry, these I cannot share with anyone, unless he/she has had the same experience.

Then, I agree entirely with the words of Pascal Derrien

"It does not matter how you want to print your life drawings, it does not matter how you dress up your existence kit and it is not that I particularly like it, but have you ever thought that it is very possible that you and I may probably be nothing more than just CRAB MEAT? (see more here)

I am thankful to have learned this life’s lesson, and survive to take advantage of it.

This is why sometimes I write the things I do.

And I am sad to see that many people will spend (or waste) their lives to finally face death and make themselves the above-mentioned questions.

Do we really need to face death to give value to life?

Humans, crazy we are.

David Navarro López David Navarro López
Social Media Manager • Tecfil, S.L.

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10 KEYS ABOUT THE POWER OF HOPE/tony buwawa

LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF ROMANS 8:25

"But if we hope for that we see not , then do we with patience wait for it .”

10 KEYS ABOUT THE POWER OF HOPE

1. Good news- IF God is the source of your hope, then your hope for a change can never be in vain . Amen. Roms 15:13 " Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Key – Hope is what fuels your faith and builds up your expectations .

2. God is the source of patience. There is no other way to your miracle if you re not patient in the midst of your storm. Hope is what helps you to become patient . Why? you believe it is going to turn by faith . Roms 15:5 "Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one toward another according to Christ Jesus:” 

3. Because God is the source of hope , then your case cannot be hopeless. Key? Hope is a spirit and as long as God the source of your hope lives in you , then I would advice you "don't quit." Lam 3:26(Amp)" It is good that one should hope in and wait quietly for the salvation (the safety and ease) of the Lord ."

4. Hope is what builds your expectation. Without hope you won't have any expectations. As long as you have hope, key- "God is at work" . see how scripture puts it .Lam 3:21(Amp)"But this I recall and therefore have I hope and expectation .” Why? you cannot have hope, if God is not working on your case.

5. What is hope ? A feeling of expectation and desire. Then the secret is this , if you will not give up , then you will receive your expectations from your source of hope (God). Lam 3:26 (Amp version)" The Lord is good to those who wait hopefully and expectantly for Him, to those who seek Him [inquire of and for Him and require Him by right of necessity and on the authority of God's word].”

6. Key- if you will not give up on your hope, then you shall see it by faith . Matt 9:29 (HCSB Version) says "Then He touched their eyes, saying, “Let it be done for you according to your faith!”

7. Jesus is the anchor of our hope . So how can we be disappointed or have a hopeless case? . Heb 6:19 (HCSB Version) " We have this hope as an anchor for our lives, safe and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain. “

8. Our hope in Christ is alive and not dead . So we are sure of our testimony., Amen. 1 Peter 1:3 (HCSB Version)" Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead on. “

9. Our hope in Christ is a sign that what we believe is "there" in the heavenly realms; but the key to unlocking it is our faith mixed with patience. James 1:4" But let patience have her perfect work , that ye may be perfect and entire , wanting nothing " without defects . Amen.

10 . Hope is like a man who already sees how his end will be and he keeps walking by faith . Proverb 4:18 says "But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day." 

Personal quote:

" hope has a voice which says it is not over yet"

Prayer: Father help me to stand strong now in Jesus name , Amen.

 

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