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CEO Brendan Iribe Keynote at Oculus Connect 2014 Conference (Transcript)

Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe gave his keynote address at the recently held Oculus Connect 2014 conference, its first ever developer conference in Hollywood on September 19, 2014. Nate Mitchell, Oculus VP Product and Michael Abrash, Oculus Chief Scientist also gave their talks in this opening session. Below is the full transcript of the opening session.

Speakers:

Brendan Iribe – Oculus CEO

Nate Mitchell – VP Product

Michael Abrash – Oculus Chief Scientist


Operator: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome CEO of Oculus, Brendan Iribe.

Brendan Iribe – Oculus CEO

Wow! Good morning and welcome to the first Oculus Connect Developer Conference. It’s awesome to see all of you out there. This is a really special moment and this is a special day for everyone.

Introduction

Today after just two short years of launching the Kickstarter, I truly believe that you will also join us in the belief that VR is finally ready. We have some very exciting things to tell you and show you.

We’re gathered at this time where we thought about VR for decades. We dreamed the VR. It’s been in books and movies. If you’re a sci-fi enthusiast, this is the Holy Grail. This is the thing that you’ve always imagined would finally happen. It’s not 2030, it’s not 2050, it’s 2014.

And today it is happening. Virtual reality is here. Just let that sink in. We thought about flying cars, maybe hoverboards. We thought about virtual reality and it’s now here.

There are more developers in the world creating virtual reality with dev kits than ever before. You guys – the community – made this happen. There is over a 100,000 Rift developer kits, shipped to more than 130 countries around the world. We launched two years ago – that’s incredible.

I never expected it to go this quickly. None of us did. Again, it’s because of you guys. It’s because of the dream of virtual reality and hardware and it being finally the time.

Today you and the VR community have an opportunity to come together and take VR to the next level. That’s what this conference is all about. That’s what today is all about.

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