My eyes aren’t here anymore. They’re somewhere else. Once the eyepiece is over my face, I’m gone. Like looking through a window into another world.
It’s a city that’s in front of me. Trees sway gently. I know they’re not real, but I look closely at them. I lift my head, I see sky. Blue like you’d rarely really see. I look down. My legs are gone. I see wings. And a beak.
I wrote that five years ago, to try to explain a VR headset that was arriving with promises almost impossible to conceive. The Oculus Rift, arriving at the end of March 2016,. Partially.
VR had shown its possibilities for years…
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