Pretty funny when I actually get something right. Just last week I did a post on virtual reality video games (you should read it, as it sets up this post nicely), and I had this to say about Virtual Reality (VR):
Sony’s so-called “Project Morpheus” (more than a little ironic that the Matrix character advocating for unplugging from the matrix is invoked in the opposite – plugging into a virtual reality world) and Oculus Rift are both moving to release. My money is on Sony based on the muscle, but wouldn’t be surprised to see upstarts gobbled up in this battle if they have ideas worth taking.
Looks like Zuckerberg thought Oculus had ideas worth taking, as they announced Facebook aquired Oculus on Tuesday for $2 billion. From this CNN/Money article:
“Mobile is the platform of today, and now we’re also getting ready for the platforms of tomorrow,” Zuckerberg said. “Oculus has the chance to create the most social platform ever, and change the way we work, play and communicate.”
Looks like it’s only a matter of time before the fictional world of Ready Player One comes to fruition. More unplugging from reality and more plugging into a virtual reality. Thoreau, Muir and Leopold must be rolling over in their graves.