This week’s Time Magazine cover features Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey for a story billed as “The Surprising Joy of Virtual Reality.”
The cover story is supposed to herald a watershed moment for virtual reality, as companies like Facebook (which owns Oculus), HTC, Google, and Sony try to transform the technology from a geeky pastime for gamers into a mainstream phenomenon.
But, hoo boy, just look at this cover:
If this is supposed to make virtual reality look cool, it’s failed miserably. It’s true that virtual reality is primarily going to be a hobby for hardcore PC enthusiasts at first, but this cover makes it look like the least fun, least cool thing anybody in their right mind would possibly do — not the wave of the future.
The wits on Twitter have their own takes:
And then there’s this amazing gif, courtesy of TechCrunch’s Greg Kumparak: