Facebook wants to bring your entire body into virtual reality

San Jose (CNN Business)Facebook is working on full-body virtual reality avatars that look and move just like real people, in hopes of making the technology feel even more engaging and immersive. Mallet pointed out that this kind of fully-tracked full-body avatar is still far off in the future. One challenge (among many) is that there isn’t currently a way for people to generate these digital versions of themselves with off-the-shelf sensors. Facebook will also need to determine how best to keep these avatars secure.Mallet said this may mean using facial or fingerprint recognition to connect a realistic avatar to a person. “We’re still years away from this kind of technology in consumer headsets,” Mallet said. Facebook said in March that …