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With the release of Oculus Rift, cinema will never be the same again

Virtual-reality headsets like Oculus Rift are a game changer, with movies possibly becoming participatory in ways that not only porn will exploit

2 April 2016

9:00 AM

2 April 2016

9:00 AM

Oculus Rift. It sounds like something from a science fiction novel, and in many ways it is. Its release this week is the first stirring of a future stuffed with virtual reality headsets. The hope of its Californian engineers and their bitcoin backers is that we, the consumers, will soon use them to spend a whole lot of time outside of our lives.

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