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Oculus co-founder unveils VR headset that kills its wearer if they die in a game

The physical embodiment of 2022
WTF?! It sounds as if Palmer Luckey, the co-founder of Oculus, might be spending too much time at Anduril Industries, the defense technology company he founded after leaving Facebook. The VR luminary has created a new headset, though it's unlikely to be something you'd want to try: if a user dies in the virtual world, the device kills them in the real world using explosives.

Is Virtual Reality Missing Its Moment?

Many believed VR would take video games to the next level. But even with better games and more impressive hardware, the sobering realization is that VR remains far from widespread adoption. Facebook may have had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capitalize on an unfortunate circumstance. Perhaps the situation hit us, but VR in general is simply not there yet.