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Getting Your Head Into The Facebook-Oculus Virtual Reality Deal

An attendee wears an Oculus Rift HD virtual reality headset at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An attendee wears an Oculus Rift HD virtual reality headset at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Author Howard Rheingold has been thinking about virtual reality tech for decades. He spoke to us on Twitter about Facebook's $2 billion purchase of Oculus VR, the company behind the Oculus Rift headset.