This is on the cover of the latest issue of Time. It’s the image that goes with the story Why Virtual Reality Is About To Change The World. It’s a largely positive look at VR technology and the race to incorporate it into everything from social media to gaming. You wouldn’t know that from the way the author describes Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR.
He’s a nerd all right, but not the kind who went to a top-ranked university, wrote brilliant code or studied business plans. He’s cheery and talks in normal sentences that are easy to understand. He was homeschooled, and though he did drop out of college, it was California State University, Long Beach, where he was majoring not in computer science but in journalism. He prefers shorts, and his feet are black because he doesn’t like wearing shoes, even outdoors. He doesn’t look like a guy who played Dungeons & Dragons so much as a character in Dungeons & Dragons. He’s a nerd from a different century…
See the cover in all its glory after the jump.
Thanks for setting VR acceptance back a few years Time.