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Palmer Luckey Speaking At Oculus Connect 4 (Part 2)
Palmer Luckey Speaking At Oculus Connect 4 (Part 2)
Published: 2017/10/12
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Palmer Luckey Discusses the Future of VR
Palmer Luckey Discusses the Future of VR
Published: 2015/10/29
Channel: Maximum PC
A Conversation With Palmer Luckey, Creator of Oculus Rift | Forbes
A Conversation With Palmer Luckey, Creator of Oculus Rift | Forbes
Published: 2014/10/22
Channel: Forbes Live
Palmer Luckey RETURNS to Solve Illegal Immigration? - TechNewsDay
Palmer Luckey RETURNS to Solve Illegal Immigration? - TechNewsDay
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: ETC Show
Palmer Luckey speaking at Vive Stage At Tokyo Game Show @TGS2017 VIVE
Palmer Luckey speaking at Vive Stage At Tokyo Game Show @TGS2017 VIVE
Published: 2017/09/24
Channel: VR ITALIA
A Chat with Palmer Luckey, creator of the Oculus Rift
A Chat with Palmer Luckey, creator of the Oculus Rift
Published: 2012/08/11
Channel: TekGadg
Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey "Leaves" Facebook.
Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey "Leaves" Facebook.
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: ReviewTechUSA
Palmer Luckey Speaking At Oculus Connect 4 (Part 1)
Palmer Luckey Speaking At Oculus Connect 4 (Part 1)
Published: 2017/10/13
Channel: UploadVR
Oculus Founder Not So ‘Luckey’ at Facebook
Oculus Founder Not So ‘Luckey’ at Facebook
Published: 2017/03/30
Channel: Bloomberg Technology
Palmer Luckey takes the Infinadeck for a spin
Palmer Luckey takes the Infinadeck for a spin
Published: 2016/01/09
Channel: Infinadeck
2016 Silicon Valley Comic Con: Palmer Luckey (Founder, Oculus) and Steve Wozniak
2016 Silicon Valley Comic Con: Palmer Luckey (Founder, Oculus) and Steve Wozniak
Published: 2016/03/20
Channel: 8AsiansVideos
The Grid VR - Project Cars 2, Tokyo Game Show, Palmer Luckey Adult VR, Minecraft, Zone of the Enders
The Grid VR - Project Cars 2, Tokyo Game Show, Palmer Luckey Adult VR, Minecraft, Zone of the Enders
Published: 2017/09/24
Channel: F4CEpa1m x_0
PALMER LUCKEY ASKS
PALMER LUCKEY ASKS 'SHOULD I SAVE ALTSPACEVR?' - VR MMO Orbus Free Alpha Weekend & More VR News!
Published: 2017/07/30
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Palmer Luckey Hand-Delivers First Oculus Rift CV1
Palmer Luckey Hand-Delivers First Oculus Rift CV1
Published: 2016/03/26
Channel: Blackman 'N Robin
Behind The 30 Under 30 Cover: Palmer Luckey | Forbes
Behind The 30 Under 30 Cover: Palmer Luckey | Forbes
Published: 2015/01/05
Channel: Forbes
Oculus VR
Oculus VR's Palmer Luckey - "Virtual Reality: The Road Ahead" - D.I.C.E. 2014 Summit
Published: 2014/02/12
Channel: Variety
Breaking News | Palmer luckey will do
Breaking News | Palmer luckey will do 'anything to help the vr industry'
Published: 2017/09/23
Channel: Breaking News 24/7
Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey on the state of virtual reality
Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey on the state of virtual reality
Published: 2016/01/08
Channel: The Verge
Palmer Luckey Tries Project Morpheus For The First Time - SVVR Expo 2014
Palmer Luckey Tries Project Morpheus For The First Time - SVVR Expo 2014
Published: 2014/05/21
Channel: reverendkjr
Jaron Lanier---A Once Proto-Luckey Palmer---Drops the Virtual Ball
Jaron Lanier---A Once Proto-Luckey Palmer---Drops the Virtual Ball
Published: 2017/08/17
Channel: Rowan North
Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey parts with Facebook after rocky tenure
Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey parts with Facebook after rocky tenure
Published: 2017/03/31
Channel: Digital Trends
Palmer Luckey "Leaves" Oculus + Facebook, Ghostbusters VR, Wilsons Heart, Ready Player One + HTC
Palmer Luckey "Leaves" Oculus + Facebook, Ghostbusters VR, Wilsons Heart, Ready Player One + HTC
Published: 2017/03/31
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Tech News Today 1751: Palmer Luckey is Back, Sort Of
Tech News Today 1751: Palmer Luckey is Back, Sort Of
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: Tech News Today
SteamVR Knuckles, Palmer Luckey + Revive, Apple ARkit, Spiderman VR, Super Hi-Res Screen, Echo Arena
SteamVR Knuckles, Palmer Luckey + Revive, Apple ARkit, Spiderman VR, Super Hi-Res Screen, Echo Arena
Published: 2017/07/01
Channel: F4CEpa1m x_0
Palmer Luckey Talks Rift Price, Apple Support, And His Tesla Model S
Palmer Luckey Talks Rift Price, Apple Support, And His Tesla Model S
Published: 2016/03/02
Channel: GamerHubTV
Palmer Luckey, Not So Nimble - Pocket News
Palmer Luckey, Not So Nimble - Pocket News
Published: 2016/09/26
Channel: Good Game Pocket
Exclusive interview with Palmer Luckey, creator of the Oculus Rift
Exclusive interview with Palmer Luckey, creator of the Oculus Rift
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: PC Gamer
Oculus Rift
Oculus Rift's Founder Palmer Luckey at CES 2014 | Engadget
Published: 2014/01/10
Channel: Engadget
Meet the Makers: Palmer Luckey of Oculus VR
Meet the Makers: Palmer Luckey of Oculus VR
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: Popular Mechanics
ENTREVISTA | Fundador OCULUS RIFT, Palmer Luckey [SUBTITULADO]
ENTREVISTA | Fundador OCULUS RIFT, Palmer Luckey [SUBTITULADO]
Published: 2014/06/24
Channel: EliteGamer
Palmer Luckey Explains Why Facebook
Palmer Luckey Explains Why Facebook's Oculus Acquisition Is Good For Gamers
Published: 2014/04/11
Channel: Reviewed.com
QuakeCon 2012 Panel - Virtual Insanity
QuakeCon 2012 Panel - Virtual Insanity
Published: 2012/08/05
Channel: QuakeCon Official
30FPS vs High FPS discussion with Palmer Luckey - E3 2014
30FPS vs High FPS discussion with Palmer Luckey - E3 2014
Published: 2014/06/13
Channel: Linus Tech Tips
Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus,  on the Future of VR
Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus, on the Future of VR
Published: 2016/03/31
Channel: OMGchad
Palmer Luckey "Resigns" From Facebook | Game Industry News Wrap Up | April 1st 2017
Palmer Luckey "Resigns" From Facebook | Game Industry News Wrap Up | April 1st 2017
Published: 2017/04/02
Channel: Tarmack
SNES Classic Stock DOUBLES? + Rust Refunds MILLIONS + Palmer Luckey GOES ROGUE - The Know
SNES Classic Stock DOUBLES? + Rust Refunds MILLIONS + Palmer Luckey GOES ROGUE - The Know
Published: 2017/06/29
Channel: The Know
Palmer Luckey on Kick Starting Virtual Reality with Oculus Rift
Palmer Luckey on Kick Starting Virtual Reality with Oculus Rift
Published: 2012/08/14
Channel: electrictv
Oculus Touch Revealed! - Oculus Rift E3 2015 Press Conference
Oculus Touch Revealed! - Oculus Rift E3 2015 Press Conference
Published: 2015/06/11
Channel: GameSpot
Oculus VR
Oculus VR's Palmer Luckey and Nate Talk Oculus Connect
Published: 2014/08/19
Channel: Road to VR
Bringing VR to the masses - Palmer Luckey & Laurie Segall
Bringing VR to the masses - Palmer Luckey & Laurie Segall
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: Web Summit
An interview with Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR
An interview with Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus VR
Published: 2015/01/09
Channel: Stuff
Mr. Palmer Luckey meets HASHILUS!!
Mr. Palmer Luckey meets HASHILUS!!
Published: 2014/04/15
Channel: Akihiro Ando
Oculus Rift Palmer Luckey Talks John Carmack
Oculus Rift Palmer Luckey Talks John Carmack
Published: 2013/09/23
Channel: GamerHubTV
Oculus
Oculus' Palmer Luckey and the dawn of Virtual Reality
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: GDC
Palmer Luckey on Palmer Luckey: A VRFocus Interview
Palmer Luckey on Palmer Luckey: A VRFocus Interview
Published: 2014/06/04
Channel: VRFocus
【TGS 2016】Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey  in HTC VIVE Booth |4Gamers
【TGS 2016】Oculus VR Founder Palmer Luckey in HTC VIVE Booth |4Gamers
Published: 2016/09/16
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Palmer Luckey wants to buy Vive?!
Palmer Luckey wants to buy Vive?!
Published: 2017/08/27
Channel: intraVRt
Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey in Trouble for Supporting Pro-Trump Meme Group - #CUPodcast
Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey in Trouble for Supporting Pro-Trump Meme Group - #CUPodcast
Published: 2016/09/29
Channel: Pat the NES Punk
Palmer Luckey shows off the Oculus Touch and the final consumer Oculus Rift
Palmer Luckey shows off the Oculus Touch and the final consumer Oculus Rift
Published: 2015/06/11
Channel: Maximum PC
GamesCom 2012 |  Oculus Rift Hands-On And Interview With Palmer Luckey
GamesCom 2012 | Oculus Rift Hands-On And Interview With Palmer Luckey
Published: 2012/08/21
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Palmer Luckey
Palmer Luckey at SVVR 2014.jpg
Luckey at SVVR 2014
Born Palmer Freeman Luckey
(1992-09-19) September 19, 1992 (age 25)
Long Beach, California, U.S.[1]
Nationality American
Education California State University, Long Beach
Occupation Founder of Oculus VR
Known for Founder of Oculus VR and designer of Oculus Rift
Net worth US$730 million (2015)[2]

Palmer Freeman Luckey (born September 19, 1992) is an American entrepreneur. He is the founder of Oculus VR and designer of the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display.[3] Luckey ranks #22 on Forbes' 2016 list of America's richest entrepreneurs under 40.[4]

Early life[edit]

Luckey was born and raised in Long Beach, California,[1] with three younger sisters.[5] His father worked at a car dealership.[6]

As a child he was homeschooled by his mother, took sailing lessons,[7] and had an intense interest in electronics and engineering.[3][8] He took community college courses at Golden West College and Long Beach City College[5] beginning at the age of 14 or 15, and started attending courses at California State University, Long Beach[1] in 2010.[6] He wrote and served as Online Editor for the university's student-run newspaper, Daily 49er.[9]

During his childhood and teenage years, he experimented with a variety of complex electronics projects including coil guns, Tesla coils, and lasers.[1] He built a PC gaming "rig" costing tens of thousands of U.S. dollars[8] with an elaborate six-monitor setup.[10]

He had an intense interest in virtual reality (VR), and built an extensive private collection of over 50 different head-mounted displays.[1][6][8][11] To fund these projects, he earned at least US$36,000 by fixing and reselling damaged iPhones[1] and working part-time as a groundskeeper, youth sailing coach, and computer repair technician.[5]

In 2009, he founded the ModRetro Forums with a friend, creating an online community for "portabilization", a hobby that revolves around turning old hardware devices such as game consoles and PCs into self-contained portable units mixing new and old technology.[12]

He later attended California State University, Long Beach, where he majored in journalism. During his time there, he worked as a part-time engineer at the Mixed Reality Lab (MxR)[13] at the Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) at the University of Southern California as part of a design team for cost-effective virtual reality.[1]

Palmer Luckey wearing an Oculus Rift DK1 (development kit 1) during a demo at SVVR 2014.

Development and growth of the Oculus Rift[edit]

Palmer Luckey during a panel discussion at SVVR 2014.

Luckey was frustrated with the inadequacy of the existing head-mounted displays in the market, which suffered from low contrast, high latency, low field-of-view, high cost, and extreme bulk and weight. In response, he started experimenting with his own designs in 2009. He completed his first prototype, called PR1, at age 17 in his parents’ garage in 2010,[6] which featured a 90-degree field of view, low latency, and built-in haptic feedback.

Luckey developed a series of prototypes exploring features like 3D stereoscopy, wireless, and extreme 270-degree field-of-view, while also decreasing size and weight of his systems. He shared regular updates on his progress on MTBS3D, a forum frequented by a small number of virtual reality enthusiasts.[8] His 6th-generation unit was named the "Rift", intended to be sold as a do-it-yourself kit on Kickstarter crowdfunding website to fellow enthusiasts.[8][14] He first started Oculus VR in order to facilitate the official launch of the Kickstarter campaign.[6]

The Oculus Rift CV1, the first commercial VR headset released by Oculus VR.

John Carmack of id Software, a notable game developer famous for his work on the Doom and Quake videogame series, requested a prototype headset and used it to demonstrate a modified version of id Software's Doom 3 BFG Edition on the device at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2012. With the resulting attention of thousands of people suddenly drawn to the Rift, Luckey dropped out of university to focus on it full-time.[6]

He showed an early prototype to Brendan Iribe, a former executive of Gaikai and Scaleform, who described it as "dangling wires and circuit boards and duct tape and hot glue all over the place" and invested "a few hundred thousand" U.S. dollars in the Rift's Kickstarter campaign.[1] Iribe later joined as Oculus VR's CEO, and Michael Antonov (former CTO of Scaleform) joined as chief software architect. Luckey also demoed the unit to Valve, and received Kickstarter endorsements from Valve's managing director Gabe Newell and prominent veteran Michael Abrash (now Chief Scientist at Oculus VR). During the Kickstarter campaign, Luckey demoed the Rift to gamers and the press at many gaming conventions, including PAX, Gamescom, and QuakeCon 2012.[6]

The Kickstarter campaign was successful, raising US$2.4 million, or 974% of its original target.[6] As a result, Oculus VR expanded, taking on more employees and a larger office space, but Luckey described his day-to-day process as not having "changed all that much," remaining a "slow plod towards making this thing a reality."[6] After launching DK1, Luckey continued to work on all aspects of the business, saying, “I have my hands in everything, from product engineering to game development to marketing,” [15] Later, he shifted his focus towards virtual reality input hardware, calling it his "pet project".[16]

Oculus VR was acquired by Facebook in March 2014 for US$3 billion,[17] and although his share is not public, Forbes magazine estimated the founder's net worth to be $700 million in 2015.[7] He continued to work at Oculus VR on core VR technology until March 2017.[18][19]

Public image[edit]

Luckey has become "the face of virtual reality in gaming"[6] and a celebrity among virtual reality enthusiasts; however, he doesn't consider himself to be a celebrity.[18] He has a casual appearance: he is frequently barefoot, and prefers sandals to shoes even at trade shows and events.[7][8]

Luckey lives in a shared house with several others where they regularly play multiplayer videogames, and he typically wears casual clothes like shorts, T-shirts, Hawaiian shirts and sandals.[20]

Award[edit]

In 2016, Luckey was awarded the Royal Photographic Society Progress medal and Honorary Fellowship, which is awarded in recognition of any invention, research, publication or other contribution which has resulted in an important advance in the scientific or technological development of photography or imaging in the widest sense.[21]

Political views[edit]

Libertarianism[edit]

In September 2016, Luckey stated he is a libertarian who supported Libertarian Party politicians like Ron Paul and Gary Johnson in the past.[22][23][24]

Trump support and boycott backlashes[edit]

In 2016, it was reported that Luckey had donated $10,000 to Nimble America, a pro-Trump group that ran a billboard campaign displaying 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with the caption "Too Big To Jail".[25][26][27][28]

This caused a number of developers to temporarily cancel plans to support Oculus, including Scruta Games, which announced it would cancel Oculus's support in their games unless Luckey stepped down.[29] Scruta Games then reversed itself and announced they would resume work on Oculus Touch support, announcing it had "failed to find any evidence backing up the Daily Beast's claim that Luckey paid for hate speech".[30] Tomorrow Today Labs, developers of Newton VR, said they would not support the Oculus touch as long as Luckey is employed by Oculus.[29] Tomorrow Today Labs also reversed itself, with the company later announcing it would work with Oculus.[31]

Departure from Facebook[edit]

In early 2017, Palmer Luckey was fired by Facebook after it was revealed that he had lied about funding a pro-Trump organization. [32][33]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Martens, Todd (June 8, 2013). "Palmer Luckey's Oculus Rift could be a virtual reality breakthrough". Hero Complex: Pop Culture Unmasked. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Palmer Luckey profile". forbes.com. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Freeman, Lary. "Oculus Rift Kickstarter campaign: comment by grandfather". Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  4. ^ "#26 Palmer Luckey". forbes.com. Retrieved January 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d Lang, Ben (October 16, 2012). "Q&A With Palmer Luckey, Creator of the Oculus Rift". Road to VR. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Purchese, Robert (July 11, 2013). "Happy Go Luckey: Meet the 20-year-old creator of Oculus Rift". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b c Whitehouse, Kaja (March 26, 2014). "Oculus founder, just 21, ‘never imagined’ $2B Facebook deal". New York Post. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b c d e f g Peckham, Matt (May 20, 2014). "The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality". Wired. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Daily 49er". Daily 49er. Retrieved September 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ Graham, Jefferson (2014). "The real world of Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey". USA TODAY. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ Headsets in his collection include the Vuzix iWear VR920, eMagin Z800 3DVisor,[8] Fakespace Push, Liquid Image Corporation MRG2, Visionics LVES, and a heavily modified Sony HMZ-T1.[5]
  12. ^ Wang, Jennifer. "America's Richest Self-Made Entrepreneurs In Their 20s". forbes.com. Retrieved May 24, 2017. 
  13. ^ Mixed Reality Lab (MxR)
  14. ^ Luckey, Palmer (August 21, 2009). "Oculus "Rift" : An open-source HMD for Kickstarter". MTBS3D. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  15. ^ Wang, Jennifer. "America's Richest Self-Made Entrepreneurs In Their 20s". 
  16. ^ "VR Input is Palmer Luckey's 'pet project'". VRFocus. 
  17. ^ "Oculus cost $3B not $2B, Zuckerberg says in trial". 
  18. ^ a b "Palmer Luckey on Palmer Luckey: A VRFocus Interview". VRFocus. June 4, 2014. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  19. ^ Orland, Kyle (30 March 2017). "Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey leaves Facebook". Ars Technica. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  20. ^ Ewalt, David (January 19, 2015). "Palmer Luckey: Defying Reality". forbes.com. Forbes. Retrieved February 1, 2017. 
  21. ^ "Progress Medal". Royal Photographic Society. Retrieved March 7, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Oculus Co-Founder Palmer Luckey Denies He Supports Donald Trump's Campaign". Fortune. 2016-09-24. 
  23. ^ "Facebook millionaire Luckey aligns himself with alt-right, but only if you squint". USA Today. 2016-09-26. 
  24. ^ Luckey, Palmer Freeman (2016-09-23). "I am deeply sorry that my actions are... - Palmer Freeman Luckey". Facebook. 
  25. ^ Gideon Resnick; Ben Collins (September 23, 2016). "Palmer Luckey: The Facebook Near-Billionaire Secretly Funding Trump's Meme Machine". Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  26. ^ "Facebook's $2 billion bet on the future is in jeopardy because of Palmer Luckey". yahoo.com. Retrieved May 15, 2017. 
  27. ^ Hern, Alex (September 23, 2016). "Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey spends fortune backing pro-Trump 'shitposts'". theguardian.com. 
  28. ^ "Oculus founder admits he gave $10,000 to Nimble America". usatoday.com. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  29. ^ a b Gibbs, Samuel (September 27, 2016). "VR developers turn against Oculus Rift over founder's pro-Trump support". theguardian.com. 
  30. ^ Kosoff, Maya (September 2016). "Oculus Founder Does Damage Control After Outing Himself as Pro–Trump Donor". vanityfair.com. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  31. ^ Tomorrow Today Labs (2016-10-26). "Business and politics". Medium.com. Retrieved 2017-02-05. 
  32. ^ Alex Hern (2017-03-31). "Palmer Luckey: Trump-supporting Oculus founder leaves Facebook". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-08-08. 
  33. ^ Nick Wingfield (2017-08-08). "The Culture Wars Have Come to Silicon Valley". The New York Times. Retrieved 2017-08-08. 

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