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History Of The Future, The

Release date: 15 March 2019
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Long regarded as a mix of science fiction and lore, virtual reality was finding obscure footing i... Read More

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Long regarded as a mix of science fiction and lore, virtual reality was finding obscure footing in enthusiastic web forums, Science laboratories and hushed military experiments. At the helm of this futuristic endeavour was an unlikely hero—young entrepreneur Palmer luckey. With an intense interest in virtual reality and disappointment in the VR options that existed, Palmer went from a rebellious teenager living alone in a camper trailer to the developer of impressive prototypes to the founder of Oculus VR. With the help of a video game legend, a serial entrepreneur and many other colourful characters, luckey’s scrappy start-up Kickstarter a revolution and sets out to bring VR to the masses. As with most underdog stories, things didn’t quite go according to plan. The history of the future is the unbelievable story of the ultimate entrepreneurial journey: a tale of battles won and lost, lessons learned and never ending twists and turns—including an unlikely multi-billion-dollar acquisition by Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, which shakes up the landscape in Silicon Valley and gives Oculus the chance to forever change our reality. Drawing on over a hundred interviews with the key players driving this revolution, the history of the future weaves together a rich, cinematic narrative that captures the breakthroughs, breakdowns and human drama of trying to change the world.

Product Details

Title: History Of The Future, The
Author: Blake J. Harris
Publisher: Dey Street Books
SKU: BK0417989
EAN: 9780062955081
Number Of Pages: 528
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom
Release date: 15 March 2019

About Author

Blake J. Harris is the bestselling author of Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation, which is currently being adapted into a feature film by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Scott Rudin. He has written for ESPN, IGN, Fast Company, the Huffington Post,/Film, and The AV Club. He is also a regular guest on Paul Scheer’s How Did This Get Made? podcast, where every week he interviews some the biggest names responsible for some of the worst movies ever made. Harris lives in New York with his wife.

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