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A few days ago, I found myself in an odd conversation about Virtual Reality being a fad. I firmly questioned the man’s perspective, asking, “How could VR possibly be a fad if it still hasn’t caught on?” Baggy clothes, “bowl” cuts, and Blackberries were fads because they all caught on for some time. But, VR hasn’t gotten out of the early-adopter stage yet.

Rightfully so, I think it’s hard for most to understand the value in owning a VR headset – “what the heck can I do with it?” Not to mention, we’ve been force-fed this treacherous narrative that virtual reality will kidnap the minds, attention, and productivity of all users who enter.

To me, though, there’s a silver-lining appearing for virtual reality that I believe to be the most compelling use case of VR. And that is VR’s ability to enhance worldview.

Virtual reality’s ability to expand one’s worldview is vastly underappreciated. A twelve-year-old girl in rural Wisconsin (we’re talking about a town of 1,500 people) can put on the Oculus Go and feel the hustle and bustle of Time Square. Minutes later, she can be transported to the Sydney Opera House in Australia and enjoy a live performance with people from all over the world.

Not everyone is born in populated places where there is vibrant life experiences happening at all times of the day. Many suburban and even urban youth never get exposed to new cultures outside of their own and therefore are limited in the life they can dream of having.

What’s different now about VR, though, is that we’ve finally reached the precipice of this industry. The Oculus Go is truly a VR headset unlike any other. I said it a year ago and I still believe it to this day: Facebook Created the iPhone of Virtual Reality.

In the video above, I detail why now is the time for VR and also why it’s the technology that’ll provide the most opportunities by 2023.