Step aside MacBook, there is some new competition in town. No, we're not talking about Linux (sorry Ubuntu fans). Of course, we're talking about virtual reality. There's more buzz going on about VR than you'd find in 31 angry hornets' nests. From video games, televisions, smartphone applications, and more, virtual reality is gearing up for an all-out explosion over our society. Here are a few reasons why it just might be the great Apple destroyer.
Can a MacBook take you to the moon? Teleport your anywhere in the world? Put you in the front row of Saturday Night Live? No, not yet but that's exactly what virtual reality will do. Forget Oculus Rift. VR is much larger than that. Imagine opening up Google maps, pointing to a location and suddenly, getting transported into "street view" as if you're there. This is just one possibility of virtual reality. Who knows where it will go beyond that?
Sure, the MacBook is getting thinner by the year but already, VR headsets are ahead of the pack in terms of portability. All over the world, you can find a wide array of virtual reality headsets that fold up and fit in your tight, skinny jean pockets. This allows you to jump from realities in any cramped space necessary. No longer will that subway ride to work be so boring.
There was a time when investors loved the MacBook. Some still do but the market is hot as heck right now for virtual reality. Now that it's starting to branch out from gaming, there are more business opportunities opening up for investors. Granted, the market is still premature to really predict but for those willing to take a little risk, the payoffs will be humongous. MacBook on the other hand, has some catching up to do.