I Watched the Debate in Virtual Reality. Things Got Weird
THE FIRST DEMOCRATIC debate is nearly over. The candidates are delivering their closing arguments, trying to explain in 90 seconds why he, or she, should be our next president. Just as Bernie Sanders is winding up for a rousing climax, an error message pops up before my eyes. My phone has overheated, the Oculus software says, and the Gear VR headset needs a break to cool down.
So I wait. I stare at the frozen screen, Sanders’ arm in mid-gesticulation, because what else am I going to look at? I’m wearing a virtual reality headset. I can’t even see my hands, much less find my phone to putter around Twitter.
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