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It’s nearing the end of 2015—the year Back to the Future II predicted the Cubs to win the World Series and that we would all be driving flying cars. We may know soon about the Cubs, and while we aren’t yet driving flying cars, self-driving cars may not be too far down the road.
But what is happening right now is the fast-moving world of virtual reality. While considered a short-lived novelty in the 1990s, VR is making a comeback in the 21st century in a big way. In the summer of 2014 Facebook acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion, and Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement “This is just the start. Imagine enjoying a court side seat at a game, studying in a classroom of students and teachers all over the world or consulting with a doctor face-to-face—just by putting on goggles in your home…One day, we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality will become a part of daily life for billions of people.”