Oculus VR, the company purchased by Facebook this week for $2 billion, brings to life a childhood fantasy, if your childhood fantasy was strapping a big black box on your head and trying not to vomit.
I guess that's a little mean. Lots of people love the idea of Oculus Rift, which by many accounts is a great way to pretend you are in another world. You put these goggles over your eyes and you get to inhabit a video game, exploring and interacting by tilting your head and pushing buttons. People who have tried the Oculus like to rave about it, and many high-profile game designers and pundits have spent the past two years proselytizing for the cult of virtual reality. Also, Facebook bought it for $2 billion, an amount so ridiculous that it'd might as well be delivered to Palmer Luckey via giant novelty check.