We're All On The Holodeck Now, VR Headset Or Not
CNET, May 15th, 2020
May 15, 2020,
Volume 266, Issue 2

Is VR going to succeed? That's the wrong question to ask when your whole life is virtual

"We were late to a Houseparty with my mom, my sister, my niece and nephews. We were all going to talk and play trivia and Pictionary, or whatever the app calls it. We huddled in on the sofa, taking turns. The kids wanted Fortnite trivia, which I was terrible at. I liked the sketching game better. We played rounds of it, guessing the terrible drawings. We smiled. My hand got tired holding up the iPad. We whiled away time.

I had to hurry off and join some friends from college after, who started a weekly Zoom. I poured myself a whiskey and caught up on old times with an AirPod in my ear upstairs. I preferred the gallery view, where we all were in our little boxes and I could see everyone, even when they were silent. It was like we were together, maybe...."

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