‘I saw the future. It left me in tears’

After stepping inside Apple’s $3,499 ‘revolutionary’ VR headset, Andrew Griffin says the question we must ask is not whether this will change the world, but just how much?

Thursday 08 June 2023 17:25 BST

I am sat in someone else's living room, with someone else's children, celebrating someone else's birthday, and I am on the edge of tears. I'm one of the first people in the world to try Apple's new "Vision Pro" virtual reality headset, and I am about to start weeping for a family I have never met.

After half an hour’s demonstration, I’m convinced the headset is exactly what Apple says it is: a clear vision of the future, and a convincing statement about where computing is going. If there is anything to worry about, it may be that it is so compelling and so moving that it will require both Apple and developers to be thoughtful and responsible in how they use it. The question should not only be whether this will change the world, but how.

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