Register Column #47 – “The future often starts as a toy, so don’t shun toy VR this Christmas”

Last week at a Startup Ecosystem Leader’s luncheon, I ran into an acquaintance who asked whether he should buy an expensive VR system for his 14 year-old. The answer, in longform, is my column for The Register:

Tech analyst Benedict Evans recently tweeted, “The future often starts as a toy.” Toys frame our capacity to dream about the future, which means we really do need to have a good think about the toys we need to think with – and the toys we want to give our children to think about. Every moment of play with a toy shapes us, and shapes the future.

That’s my last column for 2016. Enjoy!