The Trends editors were involved with virtual reality technology at its conception in the late 1980s. Finally, after nearly thirty years, VR seems almost “ready for prime-time.” But even now, it strikes many analysts as “a solution in search of a problem.” What will virtual reality be able to do in the next five years? What industries will it impact most? How is it likely to create value? Will it justify all the investment and media hype? We’ll answer these questions and more.