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


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