Inventor Of Oculus Rift: The Future Of Virtual Reality Is Social Networking

By June 15, 2013March 24th, 2020Newswires

The inexpensive virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is poised to change video games forever. Co.Labs spoke with inventor Palmer Lucky about how his vision of democratic VR could fundamentally change social networking.

By Kevin Ohannessian

Palmer Lucky is a California native who had an affinity for computer hardware, and for games. This led to him thinking about the bigger picture for this tech. “I had been building computers for years, spending all of my money on new graphics cards, new monitors, new input devices. So I started thinking, where will this actually be going in the long term? What would be the end game for gaming?” says Lucky. “It’s probably virtual reality, something like the Matrix: You plug in and you are inside the game. I started to look at old VR to see how they tried to do this in the past. How did they fail? What did they do right?”

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