Washington, DC (CNN Business) Not quite two years ago, Palmer Luckey, the Oculus co-founder and onetime face of the virtual reality industry, unceremoniously left Facebook amid controversy over his support for a pro-Trump group. Now, he's on the comeback trail…
SIMI VALLEY, California—Palmer Luckey stands out. At just 26 years old, the exuberant, fast-talking founder of virtual reality headset company Oculus VR is one of the youngest people in the room by several decades. Surrounded by clean-cut suits with muted ties and shiny shoes, Luckey is sporting a goatee and a collared Hawaiian shirt…
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey spoke about his move into creating new autonomous technology tools for the US military, and he's not sorry about the decision. He also said that if the US and its allies are to win the next war they take part in, more technology companies need to get with the program.
Peter Thiel, Cofounder of PayPal and Palantir, prominent libertarian
Palmer Luckey, Founder of Oculus and Anduril
PETER THIEL SOMETIMES seems bored by mainstream tech. “You have as much computing power in your iPhone as was available at the time of the Apollo missions,” he said during a debate in 2013. “But what is it being used for? It’s being used to throw angry birds at pigs.”
By Palmer Luckey and Trae Stephens
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin are right: A global leader in artificial intelligence will emerge, achieving enormous international clout and the power to dictate the rules governing AI. As Americans working in the technology industry, we disagree with those leaders only about which country that should be.
WE’RE STANDING ON the edge of a cliff on a remote Texas ranch, a long patch of rocky desert stretching out below to the verdant banks of the Rio Grande, a silver ribbon 2 miles distant. On the horizon, a light haze shrouds the mountains of northern Mexico. The whistle of a stiff and constant wind cuts through a silence that gives no hint of the hostilities, both physical and political, that animate these borderlands.