Thanks to author Joanne McNeil and journalist Tim Maughan, my Wired article excerpt highlighting Palmer Luckey's plan to give the world's poor a better (simulated) life through VR was shared last weekend by William Gibson, Clay Shirky, and a bunch of other heavy hitters. The funny (in a sadly ironic way) thing is, when it was actually published by Wired last February, it provoked scarce a murmur. Like everything nowadays, it only garnered interest when Trump got involved.
Some favorite Tweets on the topic below:
Lots of people in my mentions asking why I'm surprised at this, in face of Marx, sci-fi, decades of TV as distraction...— Tim Maughan (@timmaughan) September 24, 2016
...the surprise is at hearing a start up CEO saying it openly as though it's his damn business model.— Tim Maughan (@timmaughan) September 24, 2016
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