When will Virtual Reality hit its inflection point to become a ubiquitous technology?
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What a question. If I knew the answer for certain, I'd be a pretty rich person ;) One of the problems with VR, I feel, is that its adoption is currently very 'gimmicky' - and that is arguably a sign that it's a while away before it really takes off. What do I mean by that? Well, take a lot at the iPhone. When it first came out, the sales weren't necessarily out of the roof, but the adoption was crazy. People were obsessed with their devices, and they were using it for hours a day. VR, on the other hand, hasn't really been able to achieve that level of success. People aren't showing off their VR kits to their friends. My view is that it's because it hasn't yet tackled a core human need. These are our needs for: 1. Homes 2. Communications 3. Food 4. Clothing The day that I can use VR to solve one of these fundamentals, is the day that I feel it will begin reaching its inflection point. There's also a talk by Sam Altman at YC's investor school that talks about this exact point. Check it out :)
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