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How Palmer Luckey Created Oculus Rift

The young visionary dreamed up a homemade headset that may transform everything from gaming to medical treatment to engineering—and beyond

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“All of a sudden, we haven’t just built a viable company,” he told me. “We’ve revitalized an entire segment of dreams. That’s...” Luckey paused for a moment, uncharacteristically short of words. “That’s super cool.”

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