Russell Ladson envisions a future in which users can navigate virtual reality just as easily as they currently surf the internet on laptops and smartphones. The 29-year-old has built a VR web browser called Drop that’s become one of the top downloaded titles on the HTC Vive headset, OZY reports. Some observers believe that for VR to transition beyond gaming, social norms and expectations will need to evolve, but Ladson disagrees.
Can his vision become reality? The VR market will be worth an estimated $60 billion by 2023, and $101 billion by 2027 — while Ladson believes virtual reality is going to have its “iPhone moment” within 15 years.