Has virtual reality finally become cool? Definitely not, if the cover of the latest issue of Time magazine is anything to go by.
As spotted by The Register, the magazine has profiled the 22 year old founder of Oculus Rift Palmer Luckey and regardless of what the piece says, it has chosen to accompany it with this ridiculous photo:
Needless to say, the internet has been pretty brutal:
— Michael Grimm (@Pseudobread) August 6, 2015
— Dr.Alexander.Schmitt (@Cistolo27) August 6, 2015
What this will do for VR's credibility remains to be seen: Thanks to Oculus the technology has perhaps only just started to reach the level of respectability where people take it seriously - but images like this are doing it no favours. Though, arguably VR developers aren't doing themselves any favours either. [The Register]