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Virtual Reality Picks for the 21st Century

Three-dimensional film and television repeatedly have tried to find their way into the mainstream, but a few highlights aside, like the film “Avatar,” it has never happened on a large scale. Only a tiny fraction of television buyers choose 3D models, and 3D movies are consistently underwhelming. For the past few years, however, a number of companies have been developing technology that has long been a staple of science fiction — virtual reality.

As we head into the second quarter of 2016, it may start taking off in a way that 3D never did. Virtual reality could change the way we consume media, and some of the biggest names in technology are at the cutting edge of this drive. Here are three companies that look set to gain as the space takes off.


Back in March 2014, Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB)

, the then leader in the space. It was still early days in the development timeline for Oculus’s lead product, the Rift, and there have since been...