This is a curated list of some of the people who are at the forefront of the current VR revolution:
- Michael Abrash — one of the founding fathers of computer graphics. Former Head of VR research for Valve. Blogger Extraordinaire. Currently, Chief Scientist at Oculus VR.
- John Carmack — THE. GOD. OF. GRAPHICS. Creator of Doom. and Quake. and head of Id Software… for. so. long. IQ 200. Wanted by Aliens.
- Palmer Luckey — lucky enough to be in the right place (UC Berkeley), the right time (2012), and have the right chutzpah (Balls. Of. Steel.) Founder of Oculus VR. ‘nuf said.
- Gabe Newell — founder of Valve. Creator of Half-Life. and Steam. Gave Abrash the space and resources he needed to evangelize VR to the game world.
- Mark Zuckerberg — founder of Facebook. Did the world a serious favor by acquiring Oculus for $2,000,000,000 in 2014. Big Fan of VR. Ha.
- John Gaeta,
- Philip Rosedale,
- Neal Stephenson,
- Ernest Cline,
- Mark Bolas,
- Henry Fuchs,
- Tony Parisi,
- Jaron Lanier, and
- Tony Stark