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Google Glass lead electrical engineer joins Oculus VR team


Building a new entertainment medium requires lots of money and very talented engineers. Facebook ensured that Oculus VR has plenty of the former, and now the company has set its sights on the latter goal, by hiring Google Glass lead electrical engineer Adrian Wong.

Though neither Wong nor his new employers have publicly announced the move, TechCrunch recently discovered that Wong's LinkedIn profile now lists him as an Oculus VR employee. According to LinkedIn, his tenure at Oculus began earlier this month, following an April 2014 departure from Google.

It's currently unknown what Wong is doing at Oculus VR, though he describes his role as "building the metaverse." Normally that would read like a succinct, non-answer designed to avoid offering any useful information, but it takes on interesting connotations following recent comments from Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe in which the executive envisions a massively multiplayer online world populated by a billion living, breathing humans.

We've attempted to contact both Facebook and Oculus VR for more information on Wong's new role, but have yet to receive a response.
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