Firefox Reality Brings Browsing to VR

Posted on April 5, 2018

Of the myriad enticing opportunities presented by Virtual Reality technology, where would you rate checking your email, reading a blog, or looking up the business hours of a local late-nite pizzeria? Mozilla’s recent announcement of Firefox Reality, a version of its massively popular web browser intended for standalone augmented reality and VR headsets, seems to assume standard web browsing is of major concern for VR adopters.


Firefox Reality Web Browser for a VR Environment

Designed "from the ground up" for a VR environment, Firefox Reality looks and functions much like any recent Windows or OS X version of the Firefox browser. The main difference? The 2D screen floats in a 3D environment. While using VR tech to basically simulate a desktop computing experience seems a little uninspired, the ramifications of Mozilla’s announcement will become more apparent as the surrounding evolution of VR tech utilizes its open-source, privacy-conscious, fluid union of traditional desktop computing and a fully immersive VR experience.

Those of us with a keen eye trained on the world of adult entertainment will no doubt realize the most immediate benefit of Firefox Reality’s release. Viewing VR on standalone headsets is about to become a whole lot more fluid. Utilizing its own WebVR API, Mozilla aims to remove the friction that currently exists when moving from “one experience to another.” Making the transition from finding a desire adult VR episode to becoming fully immersed in your new virtual fantasy - say, banging your foxy British AirBnB guest, Ella Hughes - should soon become seamless thanks to Firefox Reality, whether directly or through any number of potential third-party developments it makes possible. Launching a scene from your preferred vendor’s website should be a cinch. Open-source tech is often used by adult creators seeking to make rapid advances in porn’s evolution and, like WebVR before it, Firefox Reality should be a significant, if unglamorous, step forward.

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