Mark Zuckerberg Isn’t Allowed Into Oculus’ VR Lab

Facebook owns Oculus, so it stands to reason that Mark Zuckerberg could just waltz into their labs whenever he wants, right?

Apparently not.

Zuckerberg has been using the company’s Live Video feature to broadcast events and show off different parts of the company. The latest of of these tours was in Building 18 of Facebook’s HQ, which is where the Oculus labs are located. The Facebook CEO used the feature to show off the new Oculus Rift VR headset, but before that he decided to give viewers a tour of the Oculus office.

Well, he tried to.

It turns out that security in that department is so tight that even Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t have access (yet) to the entire office. What’s more, he found this out at the very same instance that all of us around the world did, because it was being live streamed.

Around one minute into the stream, Mark made two attempts to get into a room with a massive “Stop — Do Not Enter” sign on the door. After being denied, he smirked and said, “Apparently I do not have access to go into the vision lab yet.”

Womp womp wooooomp.

You can check out the entire stream below and, as aforementioned, skip ahead to the 1:00 mark to see Oculus’ security in action.

This week, we started shipping Oculus Rift. I’ll be showing you what’s inside the box and taking some of your questions.

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, 29 March 2016

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