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Virtual reality seems to be making a comeback in recent years. What was once limited to the imagination and displayed on lazily drawn red grids, is now once again in the public eye. Virtual reality or VR as it is commonly referred, was once only a gimmick, it was the idea that we can transport ourselves to another location without leaving the place we stand. VR has been attempted by video game companies in the 90s but it never made commercial success, after the failure of the Nintendo Virtual Boy, it was widely believed that VR technology was just not a financially sound investment at the time. While VR technology has seen continuing production for years, it was not until recently that it has become accessible to the general public, both technologically and fiscally. VR devices such as the Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard, have made virtual reality extremely attainable to the everyday person, and with the rapid development of apps for the platform, it seems these devices are becoming more of a commodity than they have ever been in the past. In my opinion VR still is and will always be a fun gimmick, it is nice to try a VR device, but I honestly don’t think they can ever be an everyday recreational staple. There are many practical uses for virtual reality, but unfortunately VR in itself is just not practical enough to maintain lasting appeal.