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Technology products often go through a hype cycle: It starts with excessive enthusiasm (the hype), then it moves into a period of disillusionment (the anger). And, finally, reality.
As Nick Wingfield writes, virtual reality gadgets — perhaps the most hyped new consumer electronics category of the last few years — appear to be sliding into that period of disillusionment. That’s not to say virtual reality won’t be a hit. Just not quite yet. At least not until there’s more virtual reality content available and the cost of equipment comes down.
When Facebook acquired the start-up Oculus for $2 billion nearly three years ago, the assumption was that Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief, was betting on the next big thing in technology.
Source: New York Times