Abstract: when was the founder of Oculus I just want to take time off from school work and rest. It’s a risky decision to look back now. You see, I’m going to get a degree in journalism, now give up this strange virtual reality getting something really good?
and the last interview, the 23 year old founder of Palmer Luckey Oculus changed a lot. The last interview was in 2013. At that time, Oculus Rift is just one of the public to raise the success of the Kickstarter project, Luckey team has just demonstrated to the Mark Zuckerberg Oculus Rift prototype. Zuckerberg liked it and said, "this is the best thing I’ve ever seen". A year later, Facebook dropped $2 billion to Oculus Rift.
this means that Luckey is now a billionaire. Forbes thinks his net worth is $700 million. I asked him if he felt very unbelievable, just give up a degree in journalism all day long into the virtual reality research in a few years ago, after a few years to earn so much money. "I say you may not believe it, everybody says no, but really, it’s not a question of money." Luckey was wearing a blue Polo shirt and playing with a glass of water. We were sitting at a round table, the table is placed in Las Vegas this year’s consumer electronics show Oculus in the display room.
Luckey is studying to become a science and technology reporter before he started Oculus. I want to do science and technology reporter is not for money. I don’t want to do it for money. When was the founder of Oculus I chose to drop out from school work, just want to rest. It’s a risky decision to look back now. You see, I’m going to get a degree in journalism, now give up this strange virtual reality getting something really good? I thought, that should be quite fun, decided."
journey has just begun
decided to go back to school after Luckey completely, and it turned out he was right. A bit strange but very sincere, but in a calm mood thinking broad, the character of Luckey and other common Silicon Valley technology startups founder is a bit different. His original intention was to sell the invention of the Oculus Rift to people interested in virtual reality, so that they can do the product, so that it can spend the least money to allow ordinary people to enjoy the technology.
Luckey is no longer in the garage with a prototype. Today, Oculus is headquartered in Facebook, he works in it. Luckey and the other six people live together in a large house nearby, he said, "there’s only one of me, Oculus, who has been in the last few years."