“The future is now,” I said as I missed my 3-foot putt while playing virtual reality golf in my boxers. . Most of us are familiar with VR and the challenges that have prevented it from mass adoption. Between needing a high powered computer, or cameras mounted in your living room VR was a non-starter for a lot of people, including myself. But when on Christmas Day I put on my new Oculus Quest 2, I was immediately taken aback by the feeling of being in a different world. I had only just started exploring the home view, but it was already much more than what any console gaming system has ever offered. . An open cave, immediately next to a waterfall, with a beautiful white couch, and perfect lighting. It truly felt like I was in a different - yet breathtaking place. I downloaded Golf+ because it was 20% off on the Oculus store. It seems pretty clear the real money for Facebook and Oculus will be on apps. So if you're buying a Quest 2 for someone else, throw a $50 gift card in there too. After a couple double bogeys and missed short putts, it felt all too familiar. I was playing a real round of golf. . After I posted a 55 on the front 9, I decided to start exploring the streaming apps. TV screens are getting bigger than ever, now most people owning a 55 inch or larger. But the Oculus Quest 2 takes it to a whole new level. As I sat down in my chair and opened Netflix, I found myself looking at a theater sized screen but in a comfortable living room setting. Complete with a virtual coffee table and fire place. I could go on and on raving about the Metaverse and how I think it will change the world…but there are also some intrinsic complications. After a couple 30 minute episodes - I noticed my forehead start to get irritated. I tightened and loosened the head strap to no avail. And that’s when I looked to Google to see if other people had experienced a similar problem. It did not take long to realize the foam lining inside the headset was causing my irritation. . Luckily for me, other people had already voiced their concerns and in August 2021 Oculus started including a rubber cover that almost immediately provided a better experience. . But this is just one piece of the larger issue. It is not comfortable to wear a heavy, plastic, device on your head for hours at a time - and may never be. . So while I am incredibly impressed with the developments that have been made in the VR world - it still has room to before it is adopted by the masses. But before 2032, I believe that a big portion of our “reality” will be virtual.