"For the better part of a century, science fiction writers, technologists, and philosophers have contemplated the arrival of a digital realm so immersive that it is neurologically indistinguishable from the outside world. Now it’s here."
This is the lede from Wired’s June cover story on Oculus Rift.
The story starts with inventor Palmer Luckey modding HMDs (head mounted displays) to improve immersion into 3D games. It expresses quickly to Facebook’s acquisition of the company, not just for gaming but as a full-fledged media/communication platform.
The vision is not to put Newsfeed into Oculus, but to change how we consume media.