Virtual Reality has been a geek dream for decades. If you haven’t been following closely, you might have missed the fact that all the technology needed to make it happen is here, right now. It’s not years off, it is being used right now, and it will be available to consumers in the coming months. To be honest, I haven’t been so excited for a gaming phenomenon since I rode my bike to Babbage’s to pay $6 for a few floppies that had Doom Shareware on them. How did this happen? After years of talk and marketing, we’ve made some modest inroads with 3D movies, and yet, all of a sudden, we have virtual reality. People are building it, and it is affordable.
Welcome to the desert of the real.