Face is not the Future

Ben Thompson on the Oculus acquisition by Facebook.

Setting aside implementation details for a moment, it’s difficult to think of a bigger contrast than a watch (or ring) and an Occulus headset that you, in the words of Zuckerberg, “put on in your home.” What makes mobile such a big deal relative to the PC is the fact it is with you everywhere. A virtual reality headset is actually a regression in which your computing experience is neatly segregated into something you do deliberately.