Oculus Rift co-founder killed as bystander in police chase

It’s one of those freak occurrences that spawns unfathomable tragedy. Andrew Scott Reisse was a VR computer graphics engineer working on the Oculus Rift, a project which he helped to co-found. He was struck and killed in a crosswalk four miles away from his office at the end of a police chase. Three suspects tried to flee on foot from their Dodge Charger after Reisse was hit, but all were captured by police.

What a tragic, stupid loss.

For the uninitiated, the Oculus Rift is a VR headset for 3D games. It’s in development and it holds a lot of promise.