It's true, tech people sometimes get overly excited and overestimate the success of fancy new tech. While VR isn't catching on quite as fast as originally expected, funding is still going strong. The amount invested this year is expected to be about the same as last year. "But when will excitement finally lead to adoption? Clearly, VR and AR haven’t reached the masses yet. But it seems the technology’s most devoted and deep-pocketed fans still see it headed in that direction."