Palmer Luckey is the founder of Oculus VR and inventor of Oculus Rift, a virtual reality head-mounted display. Luckey began creating prototypes to explore features like 3D stereoscopy and extreme 270-degree field-of-view.
Luckey dropped out of California State University, Long Beach in 2010 to focus on developing the headset. The Rift was intended to be sold as a do-it-yourself kit on Kickstarter. Luckey started Oculus VR to facilitate the Kickstarter campaign, which raised $2.4 million. Facebook acquired Oculus VR in March 2014. As of July 2014, Luckey continued to work at Oculus VR.