Virtual reality has come a long way since the 1990s, with Oculus VR and Sony leading the charge. But there are still a few loose ends to tie up before you can pick up a VR headset at your local Best Buy.
By Chloe Albanesius
Minutes after Facebook announced plans to buy virtual reality firm Oculus VR in March, the jokes began popping up on Twitter. “Just checking my Facebook news feed!” the messages read, accompanied by photos of people in unwieldy, Facebook-branded Oculus Rift headsets.
It was amusing because the people in the photos looked ridiculous sporting the bulky Rift, but the jokes highlight a persistent problem: The equipment needed to make VR a reality is not as cool as the technology behind it.
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