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Virtual Reality Companies Look to Science Fiction for Their Next Play


Ernest Cline, Ready Player One

Ernest Cline, the author of “Ready Player One.” Here he sits in a modified DeLorean he calls Ecto 88.

Credit: Ben Sklar for The New York Times

Tech companies have spent years developing better, cheaper devices to immerse people in digital worlds. Yet they are still figuring out how to make virtual reality the kind of technology that people cannot live without.

From The New York Times
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