The History of the Future: How a Bunch of Misfits, Makers,


The History of the Future: How a Bunch of Misfits, Makers, and Mavericks Cracked the Code of Virtual Reality The dramatic, larger than life true story behind the founding of Oculus and its quest for virtual reality, by the bestselling author of Console WarsFrom iconic books like Neuromancer to blockbuster films like The Matrix, virtual reality has long been hailed as the ultimate technology But outside of a few research labs and military training facilities, this tantalizing vision of the future was nothing but science fiction Until , when Oculus founder Palmer Luckey then just a rebellious teenage dreamer living alone in a camper trailer invents a device that has the potential to change everythingWith the help of a video game legend, a serial entrepreneur and many other colorful characters, Luckey s scrappy startup kickstarts a revolution and sets out to bring VR to the masses As with most underdog stories, things don t quite go according to plan But what happens next turns out to be 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 s Mark Zuckerberg, which shakes up the landscape in Silicon Valley and gives Oculus the chance to forever change our realityDrawing 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 The result is a super accessible and supremely entertaining look at the birth of a game changing new industry



10 thoughts on “The History of the Future: How a Bunch of Misfits, Makers, and Mavericks Cracked the Code of Virtual Reality

  1. says:

    I am reluctant to pass negative comments about peoples work, but I m upset about it s naive portrayal of Palmer Luckey and I feel somebody has to at least question it As far as I know


  2. says:

    It is easy to say that one should never be penalized professionally for their personal views But what if they were the face of a company and had a view that was unpopular with the MSM res


  3. says:

    I was eagerly anticipating this one because I recently listened to Console Wars and enjoyed that immensely VR is my passion and I was looking forward to a similar treatment of its history Thi


  4. says:

    Adding this because Tristan James narratesunder a different name Thanks Trio


  5. says:

    Listening to the Geek s Guide podcast about it An hour in, the host asked if the book should be called It s Complicated Palmer Luckey, Corrupt Journalists, and Facebook s Web of Lies Even the author


  6. says:

    THIS BOOK WAS GREAT


  7. says:

    Interesting exploration story of the founding of Oculus Unfortunately like most Silicon Valley stories, there is a wide eyed star struck tone throughout the book with little or no criticism to be found anywh


  8. says:

    Couldnt put it down I was an original backer of the Oculus Kickstarter I remember many of the moments in this book It s incredible getting to go back and get so muchdetail and context from these moments in histo


  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Best book this year Alot of insider information Would have hoped for a look into the future.


  10. says:

    This is one of the hardest books I ve read to rate I would put it closer to 2.5 stars, but not close enough to other books I rated 3 stars to use 3 instead of 2 I picked up this book because of both an interest in VR an


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