According to Mark Zuckerberg, “what people care about is interacting with another person.” In this case, he doesn’t mean interacting in those silly antiquated ways — say, two people in the same physical space at the same time. Zuckerberg is referring to the key factor (along with faster connection speeds) that he believes will drive widespread adoption of virtual reality. It’s not just about the wow factor people describe when they experience VR. It’s about something bigger. It’s about virtual ping pong. From Wired’s Cade Metz: Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Big Bet That Facebook Can Make VR Social.

+ Facebook’s VR presentation at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona led to this amazing and amazingly captionable photo.

+ If you want to geek out a little more, check out Chris Dixon’s essay: What’s next in computing?

+ “Our transformation into device people has happened with unprecedented suddenness.” Jacob Weisberg in the NYRB: We are hopelessly hooked.