Getting Your Head Into The Facebook-Oculus Virtual Reality Deal By editor • Mar 26, 2014 ShareTwitter Facebook Google+ Email An attendee wears an Oculus Rift HD virtual reality headset at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images Originally published on October 29, 2014 12:03 pm 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.Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. View the discussion thread.